Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: December 2010
Summary: Everything changes for Colt after his parents tragically die in a freak car accident, but not everything is adding up. What if the accident wasn't one, but murder. After being forced to move to Arizona to live with his grandfather, Colt begins to uncover secrets that he thought only existed in comic books.
What I Think:
Read Together: 6 - 9
Read Alone: 7 - 10
Read With: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, Lightning Thief series by Rick Riordan, Spy High by A.J. Butcher, Independence Hall (I, Q #1) by Roland Smith, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey
Snatch of Text: "War is a terrible thing. All those books... all the movies they've made. And now video games? They've tried to make it glamorous, but it's not. We weren't heroes, Colt. The boys who died over in Europe and the Pacific? They were the heroes. We were just lucky enough to survive. No, if you ask me, there are no winners when it comes to war, and there's no glory in taking another life." (Ch. 57 *read on my Kindle, so am not sure of the exact page number*)
Reading Strategies to Practice: Cause/Effect, Visualization, Making connections, Predicting
Writing Strategies to Practice: Comics, Narrative, Plot development
Topics Covered: Adventure, Death, Family, War, Heroes
Translated to Spanish: No
Thank you to Thomas Nelson & netGalley for allowing me to review Invasion.