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About the Book - About the Author - Prizes!!!The Story-
Eric Horton finds himself plagued by terrible nightmares of explosions, fire, and someone screaming. The more they occur, the more real they seem, causing him to question whether they're just harmless dreams or foreshadowing of a dark and devastating future. And that’s not the only strange thing happening. On the soccer field, he's been in the zone, saving shot after shot with what feels like a supernatural awareness of where the ball is going to go next. Then there's the connection he feels with Renee, the hot new student from France. It's as if he's known her forever. Still, all these wild visions and synchronicities pale in comparison to the strange experiments Renee's dad is cooking up in the University physics lab. When he asks Eric to serve as a test subject, Eric must again question whether what he's seeing and hearing is reality—or something far beyond it. When his best friend Will starts drinking way too much and Renee has eyes for other guys, Eric loses the edge he’s always had in the goal, and confidence in himself. If he’s going to pull it together, Eric must tap into a part of himself that he never knew existed, and that might just be the part that connects us all.
This was a really interesting read and I'm having a hard time finding a place to start. The book is written with YA characters, but they felt so much older to me. They had a sense and knowledge about them that I find rare. There is typical teenager stuff happening, but the characters are mature. There is also quite a bit of cursing, but typical for what teens might use. One thing I did not like- there is an attempted rape, and the main character gets angry, but passes it off saying if the other guy ever harasses a girl again, he will get in trouble. WHAT! Very unrealistic. The police needed to be called.
What intriqued me the most was the sci-fi connection. The book is all about the Universal Field of energy that surrounds us. Eric participates in research testing and learns that he has a clairvoyant spark within himself. All the science that is discussed is fascinating. I'm not sure how well it will go over with the average teen though. However, there is also a lot of soccer play and dialogue and I know soccer is big. I think this is one of those books that will have polar reactions.
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