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A film tie-in version of The 5th Wave, a novel that packs a punch on every page with hope and despair in equal measure alongside life and death. It will leave you gasping for breath and keep you hooked to the end and long after it'll be a book that makes you think. In a sentence it's The Passage meets The Hunger Games and it's now major film by Sony Pictures starring Chloe Grace Moretz (If I Stay).
The sequel to The 5th Wave is equally gripping - download an extract of The Infinite Sea here!
The 5th Wave is the award-winning and bestselling first book in an epic series from award-winning Rick Yancey that' s perfect for fans of The Hunger Games.
The 1st Wave: Took out half a million people.
The 2nd Wave: Put that number to shame.
The 3rd Wave: Lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks...Four billion dead.
In The 4th Wave, You can't trust that people are still people.
And The 5th Wave? No one knows. But it's coming.
On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope. Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
'Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances ... JUST READ IT' Entertainment Weekly
'Wildly entertaining... I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' Justin Cronin The New York Times
'A modern sci-fi masterpiece... should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires.' USA Today
The pace is relentless. Heat
An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting. Book seller
|Publication date:||3rd November 2015|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Genres:||Books vs Films, Science Fiction|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners, Reviewed by Children|
Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time. Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida. Rick ...More About Rick Yancey