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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.241720
In the tradition of Robert Heinlein and Ray Bradbury, million-copy bestselling Halo author and game developer Eric Nylund brings action-packed science fiction to a young audience with this riveting children's debut. Twelve-year-old Ethan Blackwood has always known exactly what he wanted—to win the state soccer championship, get into the best high school, and become an astronaut. Then he meets Madison and Felix, who tell him something . . . insane. They claim that 50 years ago, aliens took over the earth, and everyone past puberty is under their mind control. Ethan doesn't believe it. But then he sees for himself the aliens' monster bug robots and the incredible way that Madison and Felix have learned to fight them. So Ethan Blackwood has a choice: he can go back to his normal, suburban, protected lie of a life—or he can become a Resister. This is science fiction on the lines of Scott Westerfield and Cory Doctorow for middle graders.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on April 26, 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375868569
ISBN-13: 9780375868566
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  • colinm
    colinmWednesday, November 16, 2016 at 4:03 pm55 stars
    so awsome and if you like sci-fi stuff this is a great book but i'd stay away if you are not a bug person
    • funsize15
      funsize15Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6:06 pm55 stars
      this is amazing and a reccomended book for ender's game lovers
      • funsize15
        funsize15Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6:03 pm55 stars
        this is amazing and a reccomended book for ender's game lovers