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Since all of Sleator's narrators are the headspace of a 16 year old boy, I've decided that I like these novels a bit better if I just pretend that not only do they all happen in the same universe, but they're all happening to the exact same kid, living on horrific, traumatizing experience after another. Learning nothing, gaining no perspective, forced by some Grecian version of hell to experience terrifying, sobering life lessons about the nature of humanity via existential, extra/terrestrial ho...
Leo and Tim are best friends. Tim is an aspiring artist who needs to get to New York for a secret interview about his artwork. Leo offers to give him a ride, only they never make it. Along a dark, deserted road they are abducted. Only Leo is allowed to return. What follows for the rational minded 16 yr old is a nightmare. How do you explain the situation to your parents? What can he tell Tim's parent's and police? He has an experience with amnesia, but after a visit to the psychiatrist and induc...
This had a germ of a few good ideas, but the writing is purely expository, and any twists in the plot are foreshadowed to such a degree that they cease to become twists per se. Sleator displays an occasional wit that makes the tossed-off quality of the whole affair that much more a shame.This book makes House of Stairs seem better in retrospect. And it suggests with a certain finality that I should give children's fiction a rest.
Very readable fun little science fiction story for teens and tweens.Leo and his friend Tim are abducted by aliens, the aliens return Leo to Earth, but not his friend Tim who is an artist. Now Tim's father is acusing Leo of abducting Tim. Now there are two kinds of aliens, are they both evil, or is one set of aliens good, are they here to save the Earth or destroy it, or is the Earth irrelevant?
''clearly,the heads are the ones in control.' page 11I liked this book because this book is about a boy almost died.Other books by this author: Interstellar PigThe BoxesThis book has not won any awards.
This book was very good. It was about this guy tim and his friend. him and his friend were both abducted by aliens.No one believes them until the aliens go to tims ouse and kidnap his fried again. So Tim now has to save his friend.
This is an odd little story, but it had a fun ending. I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of the aliens.
actually it was very nice at the end of the story i felt relieved until"good morning leo mom says in a flat, expressionless voice."it was really scary for she was
Very interesting, don't let the cover or the title fool you.
Its an interesting science-fiction novel. I think it wopuld be better as a movie but still its exciting and you don't want to put it down.