"The Truth of the Matter" by Andrew Klaven is a book I chose to review basically because the name intrigued me. It is the third book in the Homelander series and to be honest, I was worried I'd be a little lost but luckily the first few chapters quickly caught me up to speed so that would be a great refresher for those who are following the series or a good intro to those who just picked it up.
Anyhow, before I get ahead of myself, here's the synopsis:
Charlie is certain that if he could just regain his memory, the chaos around him would make sense. But the truth of the matter is even more incredible than he could imagine.
Charlie West was an ordinary high school kid who went to bed one night and woke up in the clutches of terrorists and wanted by the police for murder. He also woke up with no memory of the events of the past year.
Now Charlie has found the one person who knows what happened . . . and who can help him remember. But remembering is painful--as well as dangerous--and figuring out what to do with this new knowledge may be Charlie's toughest challenge yet.
This was a youth book but I still found myself enjoying it. I read this in one sitting because I love adventures and would yes, picture myself as some hero or the other. You might laugh, but I'm sure many kids out there dream of the same and that is precisely why I like this book. Although somewhat far-fetched at times, it is sure to attract the imagination of the young and the old, perhaps, bringing back a bit of our adventurous selves and the imagination we had when we were a bit younger. Overall, I would give this book 4.5 stars out of 5.
Until next time,
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