Ashen Winter

Mike Mullin

Main Characters

Alex- A 16 year old who'll do anything to find his loved one.

Darla- A 18 year old who always is saving Alex from danger.


Alex and Darla have just gotten to Alex's uncle's farm in Warren Illinois in hoping to see if his parents and younger sister are there. His sister Rebecca is there but his parents are not. His uncle said they went out to go find him 5 months ago. Alex insisting that he goes back to Iowa to find them. His uncle thinks that he should wait until spring to find them if they don't come back. That was Alex's and Darla's plan. Until some bandits come on to the farm and attack them and the leave behind a shotgun with blue flowers on it, one that his parents had before they left. After that Darla and Alex leave to find his parents because he thinks that they are in danger and need some help. On the way to find his parents Alex endures struggle, pain, and heartache.

Likes and Dislikes.


Somethings that I like about the book was that even though in every struggle Alex has to face he still keeps on going to find the people he loves. Another thing that I liked about the book was that Alex tried to do everything to find his parents. The last thing that I liked about the book was that it gives good details about the problem they're in, instead of just saying that they were in trouble they described why they were in trouble and how they were thinking they were going to get out of it.


Somethings that I did not like about the book was that some people (Not Alex and Darla,) were cannibals and they were kidnapping people and butchering them. Another thing that I did not like about the book was that people were becoming so untrusting with everyone so every time they tried to walk up to someone to ask for help they pointed a gun at them. The last thing that I did not like about the book is that there were some disturbing details he put in about a massacre, the cannibals, and attackers.