The Long Way Home
by Andrew Klavan
Publication Date: February, 2010
List Price: $14.99
Review: Boom, Boom, BOOM! The police gunshots fire loudly, aiming at Charlie West. Charlie West is the main character in The Long Way Home. This is the second book in Andrew Klavan’s series of The Homelanders, and you kind of need to read the first book to understand this book, so if you still need to read The Last Thing I Remember (the first book) you should stop reading right now. This is a really good book, so read the two books and wait for the third in anticipation. Sorry, I can’t tell you the name of the third book, I don’t know it myself… This exciting action-packed book will have suspense waiting around every corner and every nook and cranny of this crazy-awesome book.
The Long Way Home is the second book in its series, so, again, read The Last Thing I Remember FIRST! Charlie West is running from the cops because of a murder he didn’t commit (He THINKS he didn’t commit it at least) hiding in his hometown, trying to find Waterman, and catches up with his friends, and Beth. Beth Summers is the love he can’t forget, or remember. He gets caught up in his hometown, and a few flashbacks. He is talking to his former karate teacher, and almost gets busted. It’s a good thing that he has super good logic and persuasion skills. Mind and body, brains and brawns people. So he escapes the cops, for about the millionth time by just a slim margin. At the very end of the book, he finds out who committed the crime, and barely saves someone dear to him from getting murdered by the bad guys. Will I tell you who did it? No, but I’ll give you a hint. It was a… person. What, you didn’t really think I’d even give you a small hint on who committed the crime did you? Oh… well… too bad so sad, read the book and find out!
This was a very good book and it had a great plot, amazing characters, and a setting to rule the world. The plot was obviously well planned and thought out, so it turned out great. The setting is detailed and makes me just love my home and family more than I already did, too bad that might not be possible. Andrew Klavan is obviously a very good writer and I cannot wait for the third book in this series to come out! This plot is good, the setting is good, and the characters are phenomenal. Charlie West is the main character and is a very nice guy. He has a soft-heart, but has his prickly side. If you try to hurt him, let me warn you, he knows karate and knows how to use it well. He protects the ones he loves and if you’re his enemy… well… you really shouldn’t be. Although, he prefers to knock you out, no death is really needed. Beth Summers is nice and sweet and would probably melt in the rain. This is because she’s as sweet as sugar. She’s tender and listens to you, making sure to pay much attention. Essentially, I must award this A-list book 5 stars on its wonderful quality.
Review written by Amanda (6th grade student).
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