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I loved this book and will be reading it to my year 6 class in September. If you enjoyed The Boy in the Tower, you will love this one as the theme is very similar but I would say this one is more suitable for slightly older children. It has just the right level of gruesome detail that appeals to children without being too scary. The ending is satisfying but sets the reader up for the sequel which hasn't come out yet.
at 35 years old i am definitely not the target audience for this book. i came across it by accident, it was a recommendation from amazon based on one of my previous searches and i was intrigued (i believe absolutely that there's life on other planets). so once the final book was released i bought the trilogy. i've just finished the first book and wow! it was epic! it just flowed beautifully. there were no moments where my attention started to wander, no moments when the plot started to flag. this is easily the best book i've read this year and i would recommend it to everyone. now, if you'll excuse me, i need to go and read the next book in the trilogy. and then i need to read the next one. and then , most likely , i need to go back to book one and start it all over again.
I read this book in a day. It's a great thriller, full of frightening surprises and exciting escapes. The main characters are relatable teens dealing with broken relationships and teenage stuff until a mysterious rain covers the land. The rain is followed by black grass growing incredibly fast all over town (and the world). The grass isn't the worst of it, though, but I won't spoil anything. As the terror increases, so do the mysteries surrounding the three main characters and the sudden changes they are experiencing. It's a combination that makes the book hard to put down. Really fun. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
Started good but degenerated fast into a weird book about alien mutations in children. Didn't like it. Maybe because I'm a mom. I was only reading this to make sure it was appropriate for my kids but it's been sitting on the shelf for a year and they have not cracked it open.
Kenneth Oppel is a master of the middle-grade page-turner, his new series starting with this book is for sure going to rivet many readers. While it hits a little close to home right now, I think this tale of an invasion on Earth will be one that will bring readers back for more #pernillerecommends