Drew Carter is an everyday type of kid, growing up in American. Then his dad was killed in service to his country, and everything changed for Drew. He and his mom found comfort in each other, and Jake, a fellow military man who had promised to look after them. The next few years were hard. They had to move for his mom to get a teaching job, and Drew had to start a new school. And Jake made time for Drew, taking him camping for several weeks each summer, teaching him survival skills. Drew made a few friends on the football team, but they were slow to accept him. He actually found his best friend in the nerdy geek stats guy for the team, Ben.
Drew played football in high school until a tragic accident ended his sports career. With Jake and Ben’s help he was able to pull himself together and graduate. Then everything changed! Ben and Drew were working on the physics project for Ben’s advisor when the experiment goes terribly wrong. Drew is injured and blinded. Ben visits him in the hospital then disappears.
As Drew recovers he discovers that he has some new “powers.” He can see, hear, feel, smell more than he could before, and he can see more. He can see the “invaders” from another realm, both good and bad. He knows they are after him.
This young adult novel explores the dark and evil that permeates our world. The plot is fast moving and full of excitement. It explores the evil and good and the battle between them. It puts names and faces to evil and how these forces are involved in our daily lives. But also how good is also involved.
This would be a good book for a high school student who is interested in science and Christianity. This is the first of a series.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Multnomah books, the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.