With the flick of a wrist, Ian Michaels throws a leather satchel containing what could be his greatest discovery out the window, just moments before a horrific car crash leaves him clinging to life. The only witness to the accident, Celeste Noel, watches in fear as two men search through the wreckage but walk away empty-handed, without even a glance at the lifeless driver. In the days that follow, Celeste, an average fourteen-year-old girl and quite content with life in her small town, is forced to follow her instincts as she hunts for answers to the growing mystery of the driver and his pursuers—when she isn’t even sure of the questions. An examination of the wrecked vehicle and the driver’s hospital room prove worthless in supplying answers, for both Celeste and the two ex-marines turned corporate “problem-solvers.” Any early sense of adventure is quickly replaced with fear as Celeste struggles to stay one step ahead of the two unknown men in a race for the missing satchel, that eventually turns into a race for her life.
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My 8 year old son read this book, I read this book and I read some of it to my 4 year old daughter. It helped us to laugh, love and experience adventure through the literary world as well as our own imagination. We look forward to future books from this author. I have recommended this book to several of my friends as a valuable tool to enjoy quality time with their children.
October Skies is a great family read or perfect for your pre-teen / young adult. There is action, excitement, and danger all set around a heroine with morals and family values. This would be a great book for school libraries or recommended reading lists! Highly recommend.