H-Bomb Girl

H-Bomb Girl - Stephen Baxter I didn't really like the beginning, but once I got into it, was surprised how much I liked it. Based during the Cuban Missile Crisis, this is a story or one teenagers struggle with family breakdown, a new school and friends, oh, and trying to avoid dying in a geo-thermonuclear war bought on by her future daughter, future self, and mad old bugger in a wheelchair.

Helped along by a great 'sound track', some pretty 'gone with the wind' narrative and social changes of the time, Baxter makes a good stab at an almost alternative history book (most the other stuff of his I have read has been more spacey and futurey).

Think it'd make a fun film!