In my last blog post, I wrote about what draws people to books. So it’s perfect timing that this is the week that In the Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith, author of Ghost Medicine, makes its debut. Very exciting! Because the premise of In the Path of Falling Objects is guaranteed to snag, grab hold, and not let go of readers until they reach the end if this young adult novel. Yes, this is a story ripe with page turning suspense and tension.
I really don’t want to give too much of the plot away, but I will mention that the story takes place in a desert. Now, I am a New York and New Jersey girl. I know zip about traipsing around in such arid places. In fact, the closest I’ve ever come to a desert is flying over it (I’m guessing this doesn’t count). Regardless, Andrew’s novel put me smack in the middle of a desert. And by the time I read the last page, I was ready to get out of it—but in a good way. In the way that I always feel when a wonderful writer has deposited me into a setting and made her feel, taste, and smell all that is going on, for better and for worse.
And that’s just one aspect of this novel. So, if you're up for an adventure in a desert that includes a crazy man, a desperate girl, and two boys who hitch a ride with them, then get yourself a copy of In the Path of Falling Objects and buckle up for a thrilling read. You won’t be sorry.