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The 5th Wave

JeSuisBroken posted 1/12/2016 16:31 PM

I get suckered into reading new YA books every time a new movie comes out. If the movie looks good, I immediately begin reading the book so I can finish it by the time I see the movie.

I'm over halfway through this book and I love it so far. Even though it's written by a man, I like the way Cassie and Zombie think. Yes, it's the end of the world, yes there are horrible things happening, but once in a while thoughts of crushes, or finding people attractive will happen.

Some people think Cassie seems whiny and vain, I think that she sounds like a teenage girl, not all, but I think he did a good job of portraying what a teenage girl might think and feel when everything is crashing down around her.

Any thoughts? Don't ruin the ending, I'm really getting into this!

(Also, side note: could Hollywood stop using adults to portray 16 year olds? I feel creepy thinking the actor (who is only a few years younger than me) is a total stud when he's supposed to be a sixteen year old)

demolishedinside posted 2/12/2016 14:18 PM

LOVED this book. My students do too. You'll need to grab the sequel!

JeSuisBroken posted 2/17/2016 18:09 PM

I read the second one and was disappointed to learn the third hasn't come out yet!

TS68 posted 3/26/2016 10:21 AM

My mom read this years ago and still talks about it. Just seeing the title made me chuckle. I'll have to read it o ve I am done with all my stupid psychology and divorce books.

BrightNight posted 11/5/2016 19:07 PM

How is the movie?
I love Chloe Grace and wanted to see it/read it but heard reviews were poor.

I also didn't know there was a book sequel. I should give it a go

demolishedinside posted 11/30/2016 17:06 PM

It's a trilogy. Most YA books are these days.

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