Sunday, November 13, 2011

Final Hour – Andrew Klavan

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Pages:  352
Genre:  Young Adult, Action, Adventure
Source:  I receive this book from the publisher

Product Description
"You're not alone. You're never alone."

Charlie West has held on to that belief, but now he's starting to wonder. He went to bed one night an ordinary high-school kid. When he woke up, he was wanted for murder and hunted by a ruthless band of terrorists. He's been on the run ever since. Now he's stuck in prison, abandoned by his allies, trying desperately to stay a step ahead of vicious prison gangs and brutal guards. And a flash of returning memory tells him another terrorist strike is coming soon. A million people will die unless he does something. But what? He's stuck in a concrete cage with no way out and no one who can help. Charlie has never felt so alone-and yet he knows he can't give in or give up . . . not with the final hour ticking away.

This is the last book in the Homelander Series.  Charlie West is in prison.  He is accused of a crime he didn't commit.  Every day he is in prison is another day he must survive.  It seems everyone is after him.  The different groups such as the White Supremists,  the Islamic prisoners and the guards are all after him for one reason or another.
He's lost so much of his life, and memory throughout this series.  Just when he starts putting it all back together he ends up in prison and feels abandoned.  He starts questioning his faith like any normal human would do.  He realizes that is all he really has to hold on to at the time.

One of my students, after reading the first two books said, Wow this book has everything a kid could like in a book.  It has fighting, and running from the police and the bad guys.  As an adult I could say the story was a bit unbelievable.  However, as a teacher I have learned that my students want that element of unbelief.  They need to feel like teens can come out the hero at times.
Anxious to return to his normal teenage life, Charlie realizes he must fight the forces of evil to help save the residents of New York City before he can return home to his loving family and girlfriend. 

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