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The Last Thing I Remember (Homelanders, Book 1) Hardcover – April 28, 2009
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Charlie West just woke up in someone else's nightmare.
He's strapped to a chair. He's covered in blood and bruises. He hurts all over. And a strange voice outside the door just ordered his death.
The last thing he can remember, he was a normal high-school kid doing normal things--working on his homework, practicing karate, daydreaming of becoming an air force pilot, writing a pretty girl's number on his hand. How long ago was that? Where is he now? Who is he really?
And more to the point . . . how is he going to get out of this room alive?
- Format: Paperback
- Publication Date: 6/8/2010
- Pages: 352
- Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
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Charlie West is a normal High School kid who is worried about grades, and girls. He likes to hang out with his friends. He likes to go to Church. He likes to take Karate and enjoys the mentorship of Sensei Mike. He loves his Country and loves his family, even his snooty sister.
Charlie wakes up one day to find himself a prisoner of a group called the Homelanders a group of American citizens helping the Islamists overthrow the country. He is being tortured by some of them to find out what he knows about them but he can't answer as his last memory is going to bed after a day where he did a Karate Demonstration at school and had a fight over a girl with his former best friend.
Charlie west finds himself in the middle of a nightmare situation and desparately tries to remember everything that happened on the last day he remembers. He is desparate to escape his captors and the truth of what he is facing will shake him to his very core.
I enjoyed the first book in the Series very much. Charlie has some exciting adventures and he ends up with a lot of unanswered questions that further the mystery. I enjoyed Book 2 very much and am looking forward to the publication of book 3.
The book is written for a teen christian audience. There are both Christian and Patriotic messages in the book. You may find one or two cliche characters but they don't take away from the excitement. The violence is subdued (the torture occured before the action began)and there is no foul language. There is a scary moment when Charlie has a climatic confrontation with his captors but overall nothing to scare the psyche.
I have enjoyed the series so far and look forward to the next chapter.
When my son started reading it, we would talk about the book at the breakfast table each morning. He even told me he felt like we were in a "book club" together. He did in fact put the XBOX down and finished the book in a record 48 hours (record for him!). He is excited to read the next book, we ordered it from the local bookstore today. Anything that encourages reading in a child is priceless to me! Thank you Andrew Klavan for taking the risks you have taken with writing these types of books and know there are tons of kids out there putting down the remote control and picking up your books!!!
From the very first chapter the action never stops, even during the flashbacks to the last day Charlie remembers. You'll love the realistic characters and emotional tension throughout (discovering you're engaged to a girl you barely even remember anymore will to do that). But all that can't even compare to incredibly explosive cliff-hanger ending.
You'd hardly believe this is Klavan's first attempt at teen fiction. Because already he's grabbed a spot as one of my all-time favorite authors.