Sunday, July 27, 2008
GO BIG OR GO HOME by Will Hobbs
Imagine having a meteorite slam through your roof and plow right through your mattress! Meet Brady Steele. That's what happened to him, but with an interesting twist.
Brady can hardly believe his luck. The meteorite is about the size and shape of a baked potato. When his cousin Quinn arrives for a visit, the two of them take the alien object to a local museum and are told by an English scientist that is one of a kind and probably extremely valuable. Well, "extreme" is something both Brady and Quinn know a lot about. They are always experimenting with ways to push the envelop, whether it's biking, basketball, or fishing for a record-setting catch, they are forever looking for a challenge. However, this strange rock may be more trouble than it is worth.
Brady and Attila, the neighbors' huge war dog, become infected with an alien bacteria that has some amazing side-effects. One is actually more dangerous than amazing, and might just prove to be too much for even determined cousin Quinn.
Readers who like action and adventure will dive right into Will Hobb's GO BIG OR GO HOME. There are facinating scientific facts, scary cave explorations, wild bike rides, and wacky characters enough for even the most reluctant reader. Brady and Quinn are involved in some hair-raising experiences too good to miss.