I remember bugging Michael to get this book back from him because I vaguely remembered him bringing it home. When he did it bring it back he told me it was ok so I didn’t know what to expect when I read it. First of all, this was a quick little science fiction read, and for once no one dies! I loved the format of it and how it was presented as a true story (maybe it is?) and the way the author had notes in it. I would say this book was more than Ok, I would say it was an easy read and easy page turner.
Bottom line: Oh yes, this is very appropriate for 5th graders who like science fiction.
Kyle Straker volunteered to be hypnotized at the annual community talent show, expecting the same old lame amateur acts. But when he wakes up, his world will never be the same. Televisions and computers no longer work, but a strange language streams across their screens. Everyone’s behaving oddly. It’s as if Kyle doesn’t exit.
Is this nightmare a result of the hypnosis? Will Kyle wake up with a snap of fingers to roars of laughter? Or is this something much more sinister?
Narrated on a set of found cassette tapes at an unspecified point in the future, Human.4 is an absolutely chilling look at technology gone too far.