Go Big or Go Home
By Will Hobbs
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, 2009
202 pages (paperback)
Last October Will Hobbs came to talk to all the students about his books. Let me tell you, the places Will Hobbs has been and the things he has heard are amazing. He writes adventure books that often take place in wild and remote areas. He has been to most of the settings he describes and it was cool to see pictures of those actual places during his presentation. Books by Will Hobbs became popular among students after his visit, particularly because it provided a cheap, adventurous vacation for anyone who picked one up.
Brady Steele's love for all things extreme is given a boost when a fireball crashes through the roof of his house. It turns out that Brady's space rock is one of the rarest meteorites ever found. In fact, a professor from a nearby museum wants to study it in search of extraterrestrial bacteria, hoping to discover the first proof of life beyond Earth.
During a wild week of extreme bicycling, fishing, and caving, Brady discovers he's able to do strange and wonderful feats that shouldn't be possible. At the same time, he's developing some frightening symptoms. Could he be infected with long-dormant microbes from space? Is his meteorite a prize...or a menace? (from barnesandnoble.com)
This book is good because it’s kinda mysterious. It’s mysterious because you don’t know what’s going to happen next. This book needs more scary and mysterious things. Yes, [I would recommend this book to middle schoolers] because its about taking adventures. –Ramon I.
Yes, [this book was good]. I love the big imagination. It is so awesome because I also have a big imagination. –Diamond C.
The lively boom in the book [was good]. Nothing [could be improved]. It is good as it is. Yes, [I would recommend this book to middle schoolers]. –Aaron M.