Rick Yancey’s book, The 5th Wave, has been positively reviewed by many readers and its film adaption is one of the signs on how the market has received this science fiction thriller book.
The book is marketed for young adults, age 14 and up, telling the story of a suburban teenager named Cassie Sullivan and her quest to find and save her brother, Sam, after their parents died during an apocalypse.
The 5th Wave has plenty of familiar themes but its plot and the way it has captured its target readers sets this book apart from others in the genre. Post-apocalyptic themes are all too common but beautifully written books for young adults are more rare.
Let’s tackle the plot first. Life in suburban Ohio is quite normal for Cassie when one day, a giant metal slab, signaling