Home Invasionby Monique Polak
Josh is less than thrilled that he has a new stepfather, and finds his personal habits—and his personality—irritating. When his mother leaves town, Josh is left to spend a week alone with Clay. Resenting his new living arrangements and his unorthodox home life, Josh finds himself drawn to the idea of a "regular" family and, on a whim, sneaks into a neighbor's house to see how others live. When another opportunity arises to be a fly on the wall, Josh takes it and finds himself becoming bolder. Considering it a harmless pastime, Josh continues entering people's houses, until he is witness to a violent home invasion. Josh must use all his courage to save himself and bring the home invader to justice.
Teri S. Lesesne
Read an Excerpt
I was turning the corner to my street when I spotted the key. Because of the way the sun was shining, it glistened. Someone had left it right in the lock of their front door. The house was a small red brick cottage that looked a lot like ours. I walked up the front stairs and raised my finger to the doorbell. My plan was to let whoever lived there know they'd forgotten the key. I didn't ring the doorbell. I turned the doorknob and let myself in.
The house was a small red brick cottage that looked a lot like ours. I walked up the front stairs and raised my finger to the doorbell. My plan was to let whoever lived there know they'd forgotten the key.
I didn't ring the doorbell. I turned the doorknob and let myself in.
Meet the Author
Monique Polak has written many novels for young adults, including her historical novel, What World Is Left, which won the 2009 Québec Writers' Federation Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature. In addition to writing award-winning books for youth, Monique Polak teaches English and Humanities at Marianopolis College in Montréal, Québec, and also works as a freelance journalist. For more information, visit www.moniquepolak.com.
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Home Invasion is a really good book but I feel like it doesn't have a well developed plot or characters. The thing about it is, is that the story is a little bit too cheesy and it isn't really althat good or interesting. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS BOOK-IT ISN'T VERY GOOD. You see, I would give it a -245535705322807348346886542257885446433772579643589833678743504246898632369086432, but it isn't possible. So don't read this book. And if you still want to read this book, then you should read on... Do you ever buy trash? I didn't think so. So don't buy this piece of garbage.
home invasion is an really good book. It is about a kid named josh and he has a stepfather and josh does not like his stepfather and josh real father is in china building a bridge. and they have a neigbor and the burglar breaks in the neigbors house and ties them up and josh is in there closet and he comes out and hit the burlar in the head with an buck and the cops come and arrest the burgular and that is what the book is about.This is an really good book.
Home Invasion is a tale of a boy who has an unusual urge and curiosity of watching people when they're not looking, in their homes! When a burgular is on the loose Josh comes to the rescue. It is a good book because of the excitement and the foreshadowing. Also, it is an easy book to relate to.
They book had some funny parts. Plus, the action the boy, Josh, did was insane. He did the action in order to convince his mom that his stepfather is a fake. No one else in the book is crazy like him.