The Fifth Wave – Rick Yancey

9780141345819The 1st Wave
Took out half a million people.

The 2nd Wave
Put that number to shame.

The 3rd Wave
Lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks . . . Four billion dead.

In the 4th Wave ,
You can’t trust that people are still people.

And the 5th Wave?
No one knows. But it’s coming.

On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth’s last survivors.

To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope.

Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.

You may have heard your students talking about The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey, some of them may even have asked if you have a copy in your library.  It seems The Fifth Wave is everywhere at the moment, and for good reason. It is a gripping read. On the surface it may seem just another young adult dystopian offering, but the themes and issues explored within this fast paced, edge of your seat novel are themes and issues we as educators are always looking for new and engaging ways to explore with our students.

More than just a novel about alien invasion, The Fifth Wave could be used as a platform to discuss family relationships, invasion, war, immigration, refugee’s and moral dilemma.

There are some great resources being produced for The Fifth Wave, you can find the website HERE and free, downloadable discussion notes for the novel HERE

The Fifth Wave is recommended  for Grade 9+ (14+ years)



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