Series: Point 4 #1
Published by Egmont USA on January 3rd, 2011
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: borrowed from the library
It's a brave new world. 'My name is Kyle Straker. And I don't exist anymore.' So begins the story of Kyle Straker, recorded on to old audio tapes.
You might think these tapes are a hoax. But perhaps they contain the history of a past world...
If what the tapes say are true, it means that everything we think we know is a lie.
And if everything we know is a lie does that mean that we are, too?
The book is very fast paced, and at only two hundred pages, it’s also a very fast read. I couldn’t even garner a guess as to how a character developed because there wasn’t much to critique. Kyle seems like a smart kid. Accepting his fate sounded like he was giving up and it wasn’t fair. Nor did any of it make sense. I thought it was flat and boring and there were no questions answered. I hate it when a book does that. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the bizarre concept, but wished there was more development with all the characters. The world building was done extremely well, so it garners bonus points!
I couldn’t even fathom a guess as to what actually happened. I don’t even think I get what happened or even why. But it was a rather interesting read that entertained me for the small length. The entire concept isn’t anything new. It’s not about aliens as the main character Kyle believes it to be. It’s something a lot more complex. I’m sure you’ll be curious enough to check it out if you love science fiction or aliens..
If Matrix and War of the Worlds ever fused into one movie, then I’m sure 0.4 is what it would become. This is a science fiction film ready to be made.
A basic introduction to the characters only.
Great pacing..Never bored!
Cover & Design
Definitely interesting enough to pick up. Look at that hand!
Confusing plot, but also incredible world building and technology.
Overall, this is a science fiction film ready to be made!