Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Truth Of The Matter
by Andrew Klavan

This book is the third installment in The HomeLanders Series by Andrew Klavan. I hadn't had the pleasure of reading the first two books, and I was a little skeptical that I would be able to follow the story. My doubt faded as I finished reading the first few chapters. Not only was I able to grasp what the main character's (Charlie West) backround was, but I was eager to continue reading to see how his adventure would unfold.

Book Description
(Provided by Publisher)

Charlie is certain that if he could just regain his memory, the chaos around him would make sense. But the truth of the matter is even more incredible than he could imagine.

Charlie West was an ordinary high school kid who went to bed one night and woke up in the clutches of terrorists and wanted by the police for murder. He also woke up with no memory of the events of the past year.

Now Charlie has found the one person who knows what happened . . . and who can help him remember. But remembering is painful--as well as dangerous--and figuring out what to do with  this new knowledge may be Charlie's toughest challenge yet.

I found this book to be a patriotic and faith based story. Charlie wants to do what's right, all the while thinking of his family, and wondering if his actions will hurt the ones he loves. He relies on his faith in God to get him through his ordeal, all the while struggling to regain his memory and find his purpose. I found some of his predicaments a little far-fetched for a boy of eighteen, but this is fiction, so I took that into account. The situations he finds himself in are vivid, suspenseful, action packed, and the reason why I was able to finish this book in one day. The final chapter gives us some of the answers that Charlie and us, the readers, had been searching for. Questions still remain, as the last book in The Homelanders series, The Final Hour, is to be out in August 2011.

Even though this is juvenile fiction, and geared more towards teenagers, I enjoyed this book very much. I recommend this for anyone looking for a suspense filled, and well written novel.

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