Home Invasion

Home Invasion

by Monique Polak


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551434827
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Series: Orca Soundings Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: HL620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Monique Polak is the author of over twenty novels for kids and young adults. She has also written two nonfiction books for kids as well as a board book for toddlers. Monique teaches English literature, creative writing and humanities at Marianopolis College in Montreal.

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.

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Home Invasion 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
coriblake on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a fun, easy and of us can relate to Josh, who has to deal with his mother's new husband; a pain for sure. Josh is a teenage boy who wants his independence. He's figuring out who he is and definitely does not want to be told what to do especially from a man who is not his biological father. I enjoyed reading this fast paced pseudo type thriller of a story. Why does Josh feel the need to sneak into people's houses and watch them? Does he mean any harm? All of us at one time or another have probably wondered what it was like to be someone else or walk in someone else's shoes, right? Read this book and you'll find out just that.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.