AFTER A DISASTROUS SIXTH GRADE, Jake Herndon is anxiously awaiting his Big Do-Over, starting with his new school's notorious seventh grade sleepover. Awkward team-building games and forced fun quickly become the least of his problems, however, when a dangerous organization invades and the night takes a shocking turn. Jake and two new classmates, Lucy and TJ, barely escape, only to find themselves in a fight for survival on the streets of Chicago. Over the next 48 hours they unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War and an incredible secret about Jake s family.
Torn and Disappointed. :/ When I read the book description and the goal for this book (getting a Christian read into this particular market) I was excited and hoping for a fantastic tale. I personally found the goal fantastic, but the execution lacking. When I started the humor and the characters really carried me through the plot, and I also enjoyed the action scenes! Though even from there I was hoping and longing for more Christian content. In fact throughout the book I feel there are only a tiny few remarks that bring it back to the base of Christianity and I REALLY wish there was A LOT more. Then as I moved towards the latter middle and end of the book, additions of cloning and other odd technology quickly started to disappoint. From there I started skimming so I could give my honest opinion, but gloss over these personally upsetting additions. Overall I found that I REALLY had hoped Brian was going to go a completely different way with this, and will not be continuing with the series.