In the book Countdown, this takes place during the Cuba missle crisis. The main character, Franny, is waiting for a bomb, but she also has struggles with her life. Her uncle has flashback of wars, and she is struggling with friends. Will Franny solve everything with her life, and what will her family do about the Cuban crisis. I enjoyed this book, and it also has pictures and quotes from the time this happened. I enjoyed this book, and I recommend you read it. It can be a little slow, and it only has some action.