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For 15 year old Tommy, life changes completely after his mom dies. His father takes him to live with him. And the cool thing is his dad lives in a ship, how cool is that?
The story takes us through Tommy's journey as he tries to adjust to this new life, a life he was never prepared for (his dad is this feared ship commander). We see through his eyes, how he sees the world around him. There is a legend about Amethyst eyes, and a certain tribe is after him because of that. I wont say much about this, as I would be giving away too much.
The author did a wonderful job creating likable characters, and descriptive writing. The pacing was well done. I recommend this book to fans of Sci-fi, or anyone looking to begin on the sci-fi genre, both YA and adults
Tommy is whisked away to a space ship and Tommy realizes that his father and everyone on the ship is an alien...and he is half alien! His mother never prepared him for this. Because he is half-alien and half-human, Tommy feels like an outcast. He is even bullied by some of the other kids on the ship. They don't understand his way of life even though he is trying hard to understand theirs.Tommy's father loves him very much and helps him to fit in and feel at home and Tommy wants to make this new place his home, but can a half-human kid show the others on the ship that his ways aren't so different? Tommy also learns of another danger and it has to do with his amethyst-colored eyes - eyes like his fathers. Beings with eyes like Tommy's have reason to fear for their lives!
This book had a very interesting plot. The story was cool. I really liked how it had a bunch of high-tech gadgets and technology in it. Tommy was the best main character I could want in a book. He was brave, kind, smart and knew how to stand up to bullies. There is some violence but nothing graphic. There's a creepy part to the plot where these evil aliens want to capture Tommy for his eyes, but it isn't told in detail and it is only a small part of the plot.I thought the cover art wasn't the greatest because it's so dark (you can't see it too well). The trailer is at the bottom of this post and it's pretty hard to see too (or at least I think so). I liked how Ms. Brown described Earth and the alien world so well.Read more ›
Debbie Brown did a masterful job of taking young Tommy and all of those time honored traditions and made them fresh and exciting. When Tommy's mother is killed in an auto accident, he's taken in by his father and learns there's far more to his life and the history of humanity than he would've ever imagined. Not only is Tommy put into a strange place to find himself, he must also do so aboard a space ship with a secret cult hunting him for his amethyst eyes.
I found the story compelling in that I'm a sucker for a good old fashioned tale, but when you throw in science fiction and it's written well I'm hooked.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The story starts with Tommy, a 15-year-old home-schooled mountain kid raised by a single mom. Suddenly, Tommy and his mom are in a car crash which kills his mother and Tommy is... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Brian Thompson
Amethyst eyes, also known as violet or purple, are possible in human beings but extremely gem-like and
fascinating, considered by some to help make any man or woman drop-dead... Read more
Imagine you find out your dad is an alien. That’s how the story opens up, with Tommy being whisked away from Earth by his alien father. Culture shock takes on a whole new meaning! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Vered Ehsani
I really enjoyed [Amethyst Eyes] by [Debbie Brown]. In the introduction it states it was written for reluctant readers, which is what I teach. Read morePublished 20 months ago by christine hooker
Tommy's mother, with whom he had been very close to, died in an accident in the very beginning. His grief was quite believable, but suddenly his dad, who's an alien, appeared and... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Matthew
Not only does Tommy have to deal with the loss of his mother in a tragic car accident while he recovers from grave injuries himself, he has to come to terms with who his father is:... Read morePublished on August 2, 2014 by Mrs. G
Disclaimer: I won a copy of this book back in January and sadly I didn't find time to read it earlier. Read morePublished on June 13, 2014 by Miri
Debbie Brown’s young adult novel, “Amethyst Eyes,” makes a break for the stars with such realistic characters, action, and drama that imagination seems more like reality. Read morePublished on April 2, 2014 by Author Stephanie Parker McKean
I don't usually read science fiction but decided to give this a go - I received it in exchange for a review. You know there is a disaster in this book because the blurb tells you. Read morePublished on February 23, 2014 by Lindamobile