29. May 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Courtney, Science Fiction, Teen Books

The Obsidian Blade (The Klaatu Diskos, Book One) by Pete Hautman, 320 pages, read by Courtney, on 05/24/2012

Tucker’s life is getting strange. First, his father disappears off of the roof and then walks back to the house an hour later. With a girl that Tucker’s never seen before. And his father looks older too. But this is nothing compared to the shock that Tucker’s father, the town minister, has declared that there is no God and that there’s no point in praying. Things begin unraveling shortly thereafter. The girl is as mysterious as they come. No one believes that Tucker sees what he thinks are ghosts and everyone’s got an answer for that strange blurry circular thing Tucker keeps seeing in various places. Worst of all, Tucker’s mother is going completely, irreversibly insane. Her behavior has altered so dramatically that doctors try to tell Tucker and his father that she’s autistic. None of this will make sense until Tucker is able to figure out what happened to begin this chain of events. And that will involve a much closer look at those odd discs.
Extra-dimensional beings and inter-dimensional portals? Yes, please! And time travel too? Be still my heart. Here’s a series that promises great things and I can’t wait for the next installment.

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