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The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
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Sep 22, 2008

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bookshelves: actionadventure, science_fiction
Recommended for: boys who like scifi and videogames
Read in September, 2008

Fast-paced book about a teen who hunts aliens on the "List", kind of a Most Wanted list for nasty human-murdering alien creatures who have infiltrated the Earth. Daniel just happens to have some alien powers himself--like, great strength and speed, and a cool ability to imagine people to life. For example, his parents were killed by aliens when he was three. So now, whenever he needs them, he conjures them up out of thin air and they are walking talking "real" versions of his parents. Very bizarre. But a holo-family is no substitute for the real thing, and so even though he's got an important job and purpose, Daniel still suffers from the typical teen angst and loneliness of an orphan. I enjoyed listening to this on audio, read by Milo Ventimiglia, the actor who plays "Peter Petrelli" on Heroes. He's not the best narrator I've ever heard, but he puts a lot of emotion into his characters and he really sounds like he's still a teenager! A good light fluffy read. I like the Maximum Ride series, also by the author, better, but this is a fun choice for reluctant readers who like sci fi and action.

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