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(1) As a 6th grade teacher, I am always on the look out for good books for my boys who are reluctant readers. They went nuts over this one. Exciting, quick-paced, with good lessons - Anderson has written a book that middle school boys will gobble up in a night or two! What's even better is he's written even more books, and now my boys are seeking them out. Parents and teachers, if you have a boy who doesn't enjoy reading, try this book out on him. It might ignite a new passion for the written word!
(2) When The Lights Go Out (Paperback)
Peyton wants to be an Army Ranger, just like his Dad. After 9-11 he feels everyone needs to be alert and fight terrorism. He may get himself into big trouble because of this goal...
Comfort Publishing and the author sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). Mr. Anderson specializes in writing books for boys who are reluctant readers (as he was earlier in life). He makes his books interesting, full of action and some danger, and there is always an underlying message in his words for the young ones who read them.
Peyton is new to the base, but it doesn't take him long to find a couple of new friends. He wants to practice to be a Ranger, and he talks them into working out on the course with him. It's good exercise and all is going well until they decide to go on a mission, like all Rangers do. That's when they find out that terrorists are planning to steal something from the secured Army base.
Peyton waits too long to tell his father and the boys suddenly find themselves on their own...
The story is busy, the boys have lessons to learn about the Rangers and life in general, and the reader will keep going to see what is going to happen next. Why not pick up a copy of this book for your young reader?
(3) AN ACTION PACKED ADVENTURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS! WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT BY MAX ELLIOT ANDERSON..., August 17, 2011
WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT by Max Elliot Anderson is an interesting young adult fiction.For ages 12 and up. It is written with depth and details.The characters are interesting and engaging. Peyton Akdrich's father is an Army colonel who specializes in Army Intelligence. He moves his family to a new Army base,Peyton and his friends,Gill and Dave,decide to train like Rangers.They are looking for a mission of their own to train for. What they find is danger, in the sight of dangerous terrorist,adventure and a mission of their own. This is a fast paced story for young adults,especially boys but girls will also enjoy this story of adventure,action,finding a mission and staying alive. A must read. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and author.Details can be found at Comfort Publishing and My Book Addiction Reviews.
(4) Peyton Aldrich's father is an Army colonel, specializing in Army intelligence. His work is top-secret, so he can't even discuss it with his own family. Nevertheless, Peyton idolizes his father and someday wants to be a Ranger, just like his dad.
When Peyton was out wandering around, he met two other boys his age and they agree to pretend to be Rangers in training. Since Peyton knows a little about it, he becomes the leader. But then they overhear some top-secret plans--and they may be forced to go on high alert to save the base, and Peyton's dad's job.
WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT is the latest in Max Elliot Anderson's books for reluctant readers and it's just as exciting as the first. This particular book is commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9-1-1, when terrorists attacked America, killing thousands of people. Children need to remember this event, and remember that they can be instrumental in protecting America from this happening again.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - and all of Mr. Anderson's books, as has my son. Thanks to Mr. Anderson, my son went from being a very reluctant reader, but when he read the first book he was hooked, and has read every one of his books to date. He still reads Mr. Anderson's books, even though he's now in college. (He also reads Ted Dekker, so that says something about the excitement level of these books!)
If you are looking for a book for your reluctant reader then WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT or any of Mr. Anderson's books will be excellent to pick up. Highly recommended.
(5) What do you do when you suspect your dad's job is in jeopardy? What can you do to help prevent terrorists from carrying a possible deadly mission?
Max Elliot Anderson's newly released When the Lights Go Out is an intriguing tale of captivating suspense designed especially for boys ages 8-12.
The main character, Peyton Aldrich, idolizes his father, who believes that after what happened on 9/11 , somebody has to help keep the country safe.
Peyton decides to train as a ranger just like his dad. He befriends two boys, Gill and Dave. Together they venture out to become rangers. Thus begins an adventure of a lifetime for the three boys.
The three boys overhear what they are sure is a terrorist plot to deliver secret weapons to the base where Aldrich's father works.
What will happen? Will Aldrich tell his dad about what he heard? Or will he take matters into his own hands?
Aldrich and his friends react just like typical teenagers; they decide to keep what they know a secret . They are convinced with their plan of action they will expose what the terrorists are planning to do.
As I read the book, I kept thinking about the safety of the three boys. Are they going to get killed? The author does a tremendous job keeping the reader in total suspense.
What resonates well with the story is the underlying message of how well Aldrich respects his father. In our world today, that is a lost art. Too many dads or even moms do not fulfill their responsibility to be involved in the life of their children; consequently children do not have a good role model that they can look up to.
Aldrich's respect and love for his dad is what compells him to try to take on the terrorists on his own. His decision, in my opinion is based not on being defiant, but on his desire to help his dad. This is commendable.
The author delivers a well written story that will shock the daylights out of you once you read the ending.