“We’re here, and then we’re gone, and it’s not about the time we’re here, but what we do with the time.” The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy pg 373
I decided after a year of purchasing The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy to finally read it. I don’t know why I decide to read novels eons after purchasing them but I guess I want the perfect time and place.
On with my experience…….
My 5th Wave experience was “Awesome topped with Epic!”
First of all, this is a young adult novel. I am very picky with young adult novels because not all YA novels are for me. The 5th Wave is not the boy meets girl/love/ triangle/”Lifetime channel”/after-school special YA novel that I have experienced.
It starts off on page 1, “Aliens are stupid”…. Immediately, you want to know why.
This story is about the survival of an alien invasion that occurs in a series of “Waves”. Cassie is our main character who is one of the few survivors of the first four waves that took out billions of people (YIKES!).
After months of waiting on rescue from what’s left of the government, the Army finally arrives giving the remaining survivors a sign of hope.
But wait, there’s more!
I found it fishy along with Cassie that the Army is only taking children under sixteen to the “Safe haven Wright-Patterson base”. (What’s the deal with that?) Cassie and her brother Sammy (who is five years old) do not want to separate, so this is where Cassie convinces her brother to go with the Army to be safe and out of harms way and she makes the promise to join back up with him at the “Wright-Patterson base”.
(The thing about promises… you cannot break them….Especially to a five year old.)
I have to say that my description does not do the book any justice. From the beginning of this novel, I was sucked in anticipating to read what was going to happen next. Just when I thought the story was going to slow down, it picked right back up. As Rick Yancy described each event, I could see it all happening with each word I read!
Now all we have to do is cast the movie, because I know that with the right director, “The 5th Wave” the movie will be a sure summer blockbuster hit!
You don’t have to take my word for it, rent The 5th Wave from the library and go on this awesome adventure for yourself!
If you have read this novel, what did you think?