The 5th Wave (Large Print / Paperback)

Staff Reviews

Imagine being 16 years old, alone and hiding in the
wilderness with no means of communication, forced to trust no one, and
not even sure of where to go or what you will find when you get there.
Sixteen year old Cassie might possibly be the last human being on earth,
having survived the first four "waves" of destruction intended to
eliminate all of civilization on the planet. "The Others" really want
the planet for themselves.  Which is why she is told to "trust no one",
not even those who may look like human beings but are really not. She
knows her parents are dead, but she refuses to believe that her little
brother is not alive, so she searches for him among the conflagration,
the emptiness and the loneliness and loss she experiences. I found this
novel to be addictive -- you don't have to love sci-fi to keep the pages
turning.  It's a masterpiece of tension: there is heart-pounding action
and gut-wrenching decisions to be made. There are characters that
Cassie and the reader are just not sure of. This is an exciting  new
read in teen fiction." ~ Judy

— Judy is the Lead Children's Book Buyer for all Tattered Cover stores


After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781594139819
ISBN-10: 1594139814
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: February 24th, 2016
Language: English
Series: 5th Wave