Stephen King meets Super 8 (with some Friday Night Lights thrown in!) in this coming-of-age novel about a group of teens who witness a flying saucer approaching earth, from the author of The End Games.
Benji's lived his whole life in the same sleepy midwestern town—the same town his father grew up in, and his grandfather. But he wants nothing more than to put his past in the rearview mirror as soon as he graduates high school. Benji yearns for a Moment—the Moment that will redeem and transform his ordinary life. The Moment that will propel him into a new, star-bright future.
Then one night, the Moment happens:
Benji and his tight group of friends—CR, Ellie, and Zeeko—accidentally shoot down a flying saucer in the local quarry. At Benji's urging, they decide to keep it a secret and solve its mysteries on their own. But as they face threats both earthly and alien and old tensions among the friends surface, Benji begins to question whether this Moment is the miracle he's always dreamed of—or a curse that could destroy them all.
A heart-stopping adventure, a tender romance, a smart exploration of ideas of memory and time—and a fond homage to UFO movies—Mr. Fahrenheit is another stunner from T. Michael Martin.
It was a lot of fun to read these book! The whole way the alien stuff played out was really interesting! I wanted to know more, and then there was the added bonus of the tight group of friends-I really enjoyed reading about them!
Benji want's something important to happen. And then it does, and while I don't like his reaction, especially since what he did resulted in creating the bad guy, because the alien wasn't inherently bad-he was scarred by what Benji did.
This story spanned events over decades. Because apparently these aliens live a long time. So it was really fascinating to have everything that came together, that his grandfather had seen something,, that Benji and his friends had seem something when they were young!
I enjoyed how it ended, if it was a little bit sad! There was a lot going on, and yeah, I was just really happy to have that ending! They had some happiness, and I enjoyed that they got some pretty great futures ahead for them!
Yeah, fantastic book, and I enjoyed it a whole ton!
Author: T. Michael Martin
Read: April 19th, 2016
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2016 Book, Sophomore Challenge Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: April 19th 2016