Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Last Thing I Remember

The Last Thing I Remember
The Homelanders: Book One
by Andrew Klavan
Young Adult Action/Suspense
336 pages
Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2009

     Charlie West is your typical American teenager. He does well in school, has several friends, gets along with his parents, excels in his karate class and has a crush on an amazing girl named Beth. Then one day Charlie wakes up with his arms and legs strapped to a chair in a concrete windowless room. There is a tray with an assortment of blades and other sinister devices on it across the room. He notices they are covered in blood. Reality floors him as he realizes it is his blood and the reason he is in so much pain. Charlie thinks about the last thing he remembers, going to bed in his house with his parents and sister just down the hall. How did he end up here? Why is he here? Then he hears voices outside his prison room. And he doesn't like what they say!
     Another exciting new series for the teen male audience. It is action packed and suspenseful! Surprisingly clean and not as violent as you would think. There is some shooting and other violence referred to, but it is not explicit. Book two, The Long Way Home, comes out in February. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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