"The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey


TITLE: The 5th Wave

AUTHOR: Rick Yancey

PUBLISHER: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

PUBLISHED DATE: May 7, 2013

ISBN: 978-0399162411

PAGES: 480

Well...this book has been on my to read list long before it became a movie, and now that the movie is finally on DVD - I have read it. All I can say is .....

meh...

I had heard so many great things about this book, and so many people that I respect have spoken fondly of this book, so I'm surprised that I didn't love it. The 5th Wave is a dystopian alien invasion novel about Cassie who must survive in a world depleted by large tsunami type waves. Cassie is among the last unlucky enough to have survived the first 4 waves. Think John Green, meets The Walking Dead, meets...I don't know...some movie where everybody drowns. I did listen to this on audiobook, and it could be that I just didn't care for the narration, which - to be honest - wasn't bad. I don't know...after reading The Pact, I just wanted this to be over.

Recommendation: If you like dystopians where everyone kills one another...this is for you.

Audience: Young Adults (Grade 9 and up)

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