A beautiful cover and a stellar set of reviews back up Kenneth G. Bennett's wonderful YA novel, The Gaia Wars. What's most impressive about this novel is its ability to speak to both teens and adults without being preachy about nature, development, parenting, and the struggles of coming of age. It manages this all while still being fun and entertaining, and as a result the book has become nothing short of a reviewer favorite. All of the excitement and trepidation of youth are right here waiting for you!
Name: The Gaia Wars
Rating: 4.4 stars over 48 reviews
Description: Deadly secrets have been buried in the Cascade mountain wilderness for centuries. Hidden. Out of sight and out of mind.
Warren Wilkes, age 13, doesn't like what a greedy housing developer has done to his peaceful mountain community, so he vandalizes the developer's property, flees into the wild, and stumbles upon an ancient human skeleton revealed by torrential rain. More than old bones have been exposed, however, and the curious artifact Warren finds makes him question his own identity, and his connection to an ancient terror. A terror destined to rise again and annihilate all that Warren loves. He must fight or see his whole world destroyed.
Reviews: "Here's a Young Adult novel that this adult really enjoyed. Warren Wilkes, a young teen, begins a journey of discovery on a NW mountainous hike that goes far beyond anything he could have imagined. There are many recurring themes in the book - environmentalism & development, motherhood & the bounty of the earth, as well as good vs. evil. The book weaves a multi-layered story that culminates in an epic battle for -- well, I won't give it away. It's a book a young teen would love (even the guys) as well as their parents. Now I'm waiting for the next book in the series to come out so I can see whether Good prevails over Evil. If Warren has his way, I'm pretty sure it will."
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