I really enjoyed The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. This YA piece of science fiction is also a great survival story. Rich Yancey creates some great memorable characters. With the alternating first-person perspectives, readers live in the characters' heads. Even doubt, worry, and bit of emotion is clear to the reader. We also get to see the experiences of four main characters: Cassie, Ben, Sam, and Evan. I feel the multiple perspectives will appeal to both male and female readers. There is action, aliens, and romance! A little bit of something for every one!
I also saw the movie adaptation of this book. It highlighted how great this book is and how the best parts simply cannot translate to the movies. Like I stated earlier, this book allows us into the characters' thoughts and feelings. The movie struggles to give the audience the same perspective. Also the movie cannot fit all of the action well into two hours.
Check out my book trailer below for more. The book is available in the library. It is also a part of the Battle of the Books 2017.
--Mrs. Woodall, Teacher Librarian
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