Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds

Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds Andy McBean is struggling to survive Middle School in the soggy hills of the Pacific Northwest He s messy fearful of bullies and hates the rain And spending much of the last year in the hospital bat

  • Title: Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds
  • Author: Dale Kutzera
  • ISBN: 9781310397929
  • Page: 424
  • Format: ebook
  • Andy McBean is struggling to survive Middle School in the soggy hills of the Pacific Northwest He s messy, fearful of bullies, and hates the rain And spending much of the last year in the hospital battling leukemia hasn t helped.Then one night a meteor storm devastates the county, cutting off power and communications One giant boulder skids to a halt right on Andy s froAndy McBean is struggling to survive Middle School in the soggy hills of the Pacific Northwest He s messy, fearful of bullies, and hates the rain And spending much of the last year in the hospital battling leukemia hasn t helped.Then one night a meteor storm devastates the county, cutting off power and communications One giant boulder skids to a halt right on Andy s front lawn The glowing meteor draws the attention of neighbors, the media, the army, and even the new girl from Andy s art class He is thrilled at the notoriety, but everything changes when the meteor cracks opens and a towering machine steps out.Separated from his family, Andy must fend for himself and rescue his friends Join Andy on this thrilling adventure as he meets an alien, learns what they want on planet earth, and devises a bold plan to stop them.

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    1. This is an excellent YA book. Or rather, I think it's supposed to be a middle-grade book, as Andy McBean, the protagonist, is in the sixth grade. But it was fun to read, as the author does an excellent job of balancing danger (this is, after all, about a violent alien invasion, and there are deaths and destruction) with whimsy. I downloaded this for free and was pleasantly surprised by how good it is. By now, I've come to have low expectations for most free e-books, but Andy McBean and the War o [...]

    2. Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds -- Dale Kutzera (37 titled chapters + Prologue and Epilogue) Jan. 1-2, 2018 (485 pages) **I originally read this as a part of a book collection “8 Exciting Middle Grade Novels,” compiled by Paul Moxham.**The plot involves aliens, and has some illustrations. It was a fun read that will definitely engage younger readers. I’m an older reader and I enjoyed it until the end, which felt sad, but was appropriate. There is a great sub-story with a message that [...]

    3. This was such a fun book, I loved the author’s twist on the War Of The Worlds storyline and how he managed to infuse this children’s book with so many antics. Overall this is a book and series which pokes fun at the classic SFF stories and it will definitely have its audiences among the adult and kid audiences.

    4. Andy McBean is a boy who had survived the worst thing ever, cancer. Most of his senses returned to normal with the exception of his hearing. For the most part he is just your average kid with friends, he plays the clarinet and he has to deal with bullies too. But none of that so called normalcy, is anything compared to the aliens that crash landed right in his front yard. Andy was separated from his family and friends. Many of the towns’ people were captured and put into cages in giant robot a [...]

    5. Andy McBean just wants to return to a normal life where he isn't viewed by everyone as "the cancer kid." But normal is hard to find when your parents won't let you play soccer and smother you with concern, the bully at school has plans to beat you up, the new girl just might be your new crush, and an alien spaceship crash lands in your front yard. In the chaos that follows Andy is separated from his family, running for his life, and trying to rescue his friends. He'll have to figure out how much [...]

    6. The “boy who had cancer,” Andy McBean, lives in the damp and soggy Pacific Northwest and plays Zoink with “the boy who played clarinet.” Meanwhile Been’Tok is a rather bored underling Worker, mining water from Mars. And the worlds are filled with misfits.Author Dale Kutzera creates a convincing modern day school, peopled with band-players, goths, school nurses, and more, adding dialog with just the right touch, “barf-face” “Dweeb” and “Geek” bandied around between teens. Th [...]

    7. The popular title already sets a scene for an adventurous ride - one I hoped could really hold the level it places itself at. Luckily, it did. We are introduced to Andy, the boy who survived cancer and now, has to deal with his rough everyday life at school. Right away, it's easy to sympathize with him and be drawn into his world with the realistic, modern school setting and dialogue. Although the theme of bullying is introduced, the story quickly turns into a fast-paced adventure, which kept me [...]

    8. By the time Andy McBean reached the 6th grade, he had already survived cancer. In the midst of navigating the pitfalls of middle school and the gauntlet of bullies, Andy’s world comes crashing down around him. Actually it was his house because a meteor roared through the neighborhood and crash landed in his front yard. But it’s not really a meteor. It’s a spaceship and the aliens inside are none too friendly. Except when Andy comes face-to-face with an alien named Been ‘Tok in the flower [...]

    9. Inspired by War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds actually brings the aliens to Earth. The action is fast. Andy and his friends are easy to like and fun to watch as they travel by foot. The story is believable, though Andy has several lucky escapes from the aliens (great fun!). Been’Tok is a cute, three-eyed monster with a heart and soul. He loves collecting the odd artifacts he finds while vaporizing various planets for the water his planet desperately needs. [...]

    10. More fun than HG Wells' versionI picked this up thinking it would be a quick, light-hearted read. I was mostly right. The kids behave as REAL kids, trying to live normal lives, but with hard circumstances in their backgrounds. Andy and his two friends are caught in the epicenter of an alien invasion and manage to work together to stop it. A friendly alien is integral to Andy's plans and becomes a friend in the process. Through it all, the kids do behave like believable 6th graders, making their [...]

    11. Three and a Half StarsOverall a fun sci-fi adventure for middle-grade readers. Nicely plotted and only a few minor edits needed for missing punctuation or letters/words. Characters were relatable. Aliens just the right mix of menace and "possible friends" for target audience. One quibble: I felt a bit cheated as a reader knowing before the main characters what the aliens wanted. Would have been better, IMO, if we'd had to figure that out along with them.

    12. Andy McBean was inspired by the movie, the War of the Worlds but it doesn't really follow the movie story line so much. It was a well written book, felt like watching a movie. The characters were well developed and the plot moved along nicely.

    13. Finished last nightI really liked this book!! This is a quirky remake of the original, kid friendly and a quick read.but well worth it. Characters were just as strong as originals if not stronger!! On to the next Andy McBean book. Happy Reading :)

    14. Thoroughly enjoyable!As a seventy year old grandfather I wasn't sure would enjoy a story about a middle school student, but I was wrong. This book was fast paced and well written. I heartily recommend it.

    15. AMAZINGThis book was made for creative people . I love that the alien invasion was so realistic .If you like adventure read this book

    16. Good YA SiFi. This was a good story line as well as well written. The characters were well developed and I really enjoyed it.

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