The Angel Factory
Terence BlackerISBN: 0689864132;
Amazon.comAliens are among us and they are going to save us from ourselves. Whether we like it or not. Only gradually revealing this familiar premise, Terence Blacker weaves a deliciously mysterious and suspenseful story about Thomas Wisdom, who--like Adam in Robert Cormier's classic I Am the Cheese and Jonas in Lois Lowry's The Giver --begins to notice little hints that there is a secret at the heart of his perfect family and ends by uncovering a worldwide conspiracy. Unlike Adam's mental-hospital prison and Jonah's regimented society, Thomas's world is ordinary and comfortable, and life with his nice parents and kind big sister is excellent. Except he has begun to wonder if his too perfect family might be concealing something. "They're CIA agents!" concludes his outrageously geeky friend Gip, and proves it by finding a transmitter in the toilet tank and a mysterious page of numbers hidden in Thomas's father's computer files. Thomas is skeptical,...