Review: The 5th Wave

the 5th wave reviewed by a kid book bloggerTitle: The 5th Wave

Author: Rick Yancey

Publisher: Penguin Books

About the book: Sixteen-year-old Cassie is living through an alien invasion. So far there have been four waves of attacks, killing over four billion people. Now she’s on her own, and facing the fifth wave.

What I thought: This book sucked me in from the first page. It’s a fast-paced thriller that’s also thought-provoking. The plot unfolds cleverly as you read, making you want to read on and on.

I liked the character of Cassie because she likes books, to the point of making room in her survival kit for them. I also liked the first-person narration because it feels very immediate, like you’re experiencing the danger with her.

I recommend this book for ages 14+ because it has adult themes, violence, science fiction elements and it can be scary in places.

Buy The 5th Wave here.

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