"The 500-plus-page novel surges forward full throttle with an intense, alarming tone full of danger, deceit and a touch of romance. The plot flips back and forth with so much action and so many expert twists that readers will constantly question who they can trust and whom they can't. Best of all, everything feels totally real, and that makes it all the more riveting. Nothng short of amazing." Kirkus, starred review
Cassie is the girl who lost it all. Her world ripped apart. Her parents dead and her little brother captured. On a lonely stretch of highway, she runs from THEM. The beings that only look human, who roam the countryside killing everyone they see. Who have scattered the world's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. Now she must choose: between trust and dispair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. Cassie Sullivan gets up.
Film rights for The 5th Wave have already been optioned by Toby Maguire and Academy Award winning producer Graham King.
The recommended ages for The 5th Wave are 14+ and I know 3 people over 60 who found it very compelling and thought-provoking.