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Ebook Details
  • 06/2018
  • 978-1720699668 B07DLN1B7B
  • 174 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 06/2018
  • 978-1720699668 B07DLN1B7B
  • 264 pages
  • $12.95
Robert Hill
Author
Alone Together
Robert Hill, author

Children/Young Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

Would you survive? The world changes for thirteen-year-old Kyle Stryker in a blaze of unnatural light as every piece of technology stops working. With his family, friends, and neighbors, they struggle to understand and wait for a rescue that never comes. This is no ordinary blackout. Everything that uses electricity is dead, even cars! Hours turn into days and weeks. Neighbors and friends drift away in search of water and food. Should they stay or go? Each decision will mean the difference between life and death. Kyle must work harder and grow up faster than he ever imagined. Maybe then, he can earn his father’s respect. Alone Together is a tale of survival.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 8.50 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: Hill’s novel explores the sudden and mysterious death of technology and the subsequent creation of a dystopia and the inevitable reversion of human beings to old-fashioned methods and traditions, delving into darker and darker themes as the book progresses.

Prose: The language in Hill's novel drips with suspense and eerie tension, as the Strykers navigate a brave new world teeming with dangerous possibilities. However, efforts to accurately depict the young narrator’s voice can come off as forced and inauthentic at times.

Originality: Though this book will remind readers of the Twilight Zone episode “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” and Stephen King’s The Mist, the author does a superb job at creating the unique storyline of the Strykers’ fight for survival.

Character Development: With the death of civilization, comes the transformation of an entire community and society. Kyle Stryker is a distinct character who witnesses these unstoppable changes—and grows and changes himself over the course of the narrative.

Date Submitted: August 05, 2018

Reviews
Amazon

I got this book and read it first, then both my kids read it (ages girl 10 & boy 11), and then my husband read it too! We all loved it! It was fun and interesting from beginning to end. I loved the characters and it was packed with interesting action the whole way through. Very thought provoking...had me thinking about what would happen to my family in the same predicament. Highly recommend!

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 06/2018
  • 978-1720699668 B07DLN1B7B
  • 174 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 06/2018
  • 978-1720699668 B07DLN1B7B
  • 264 pages
  • $12.95

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