Title: The Last Thing I Remember (The Homelanders Book 1)
Author: Andrew Klavan
The book The Last Thing I Remember is based on a kid named Charlie West. Charlie is a normal 11 grader. Charlie had a pretty simple life. He will do the same thing every day. He would wake up, go to school, go home, get his mother’s car to attend karate class, then go home, do his homework, and talk to his friends until it was time for him to go to bed.
One day he had to do a karate skit in front of his school. After the skit he asked a girl named Beth if she liked it or not. Beth was the girl he had a crush on. That day Beth gave Charlie her phone number. They talked on the phone that same night. Charlie went to bed. When he woke up he was strapped down to a chair. In was in a small room with only a chair he was sitting in and a table. Charlie had no idea where he was.
Charlie was rubbing the rope that tied is hands up against the chair to ripe the rope. After a long time, two men walked into the room. The men sitting across from Charlie started to ask him questions he had no idea about. Since Charlie could not answer the man was going to take a syringe and kill him. As the man got the string ready to insert it into Charlie, Charlie broke loose and knocked the syringe out of the man hand. Charlie elbowed the man standing over top of him and he dropped to the ground. Charlie left the room and tried walking out of the door until people started shooting at him. So Charlie ran out of the door while people were shooting at him and he entered a bus. From there, the action doesn’t stop!
The book had a lot of positive things. One positive thing is there are no more then five boring pages. The book always seemed to have my attention. There was probably only one part that was boring. Another thing that was positive is that the book made me think, “What if that was me?” It made me read more and more. The last positive thing is that the book has a lot of action. Charlie is always fighting.
The book really did not have any negative aspects. The only bad thing about the book is that it don’t explain who the Yarrow is and why Charlie have to save them, but I expect that will be resolved in the next three books in the series.
I would recommend this book to anybody who likes a book with a lot of action. I would also recommend it to anybody who likes to put themselves in the character’s shoes.