Monday, June 3, 2013

The Assault by Brian Falkner

Earth is invaded, the invaders are as biologically as close to us as chimpanzees and they are winning our planet.  A team of teenage commandos infiltrate their most secure facility and wreak havoc. 

My first reaction to the age of the commandos was tainted by the reality of child soldiers in the African conflicts.  After I scrubbed that image from my mind I was able to focus on the story.  

The story line is fine.  The political logic regarding the arrival of the aliens seemed highly plausible.   The behavior of the aliens was akin to the behavior of the European assault on colonial America.  
Teenage abilities are often overlooked.  I found nothing outlandish about the capabilities of teenage commandos.  Kids are talented and far more resilient than what is commonly believed.   I also liked the way Falkner showed the innate optimism and nobility of the young.  Their unwillingness to randomly kill and their resistance to the “collateral damage” attitude was comforting.   

This was a good, entertaining YA book. 

I recommend the book. 

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This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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