Strange Days

Strange Days Alex Mata Doesn T Want To Worry About Rumors Of Alien Incursions He D Rather Just Skate And Tag And Play Guitar But When He Comes Home To Find An Alien Has Murdered His Parents, He S Forced To Confront A New Reality Aliens Are Real, His Parents Are Dead, And Nobody Will Believe Him If He Says What He Saw On The Run, Alex Finds Himself Led To The Compound Of Tech Guru Jeffrey Sabazios, The Only Public Figure Who Stands Firm In His Belief That Aliens Are ComingAt Sabazios Invitation, Alex Becomes A Witness One Of A Special Group Of Teens Gifted With An Ability That Could Save The Earth They Can Glide Through Time And Witness Futures When A Witness Sees A Future It Guarantees That It Will Happen The Way It S Been Seen, Making Their Work Humanity S Best Hope For Controlling What Happens Next And Stopping The Alien Threat Guided By Sabazios, Befriended By His Fellow Time Travelers, And Maybe Even Falling In Love, Alex Begins To Find A New Home At The Compound Until A Rogue Glide Shows Him The Dangerous Truth About His New Situation Now In A Race Against Time, Alex Must Make A Terrible Choice Save The People He Loves Or Save The World InsteadDebut Author Constantine Singer S Fresh Voiced Protagonist Leaps Off The Page In This Captivating Novel That Weaves Sci Fi And Contemporary Fiction

Constantine Singer grew up in Seattle and earned his BA from Earlham College and his Masters from Seattle University He currently lives in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles with his family and teaches high school English and history in South LA.

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  • Hardcover
  • Strange Days
  • Constantine J. Singer
  • English
  • 26 March 2018

10 thoughts on “Strange Days

  1. says:

    Hi everybody, I want to share a little about how and why this book came to be.I wrote Strange Days in large part for my students For the last decade I ve been teaching in a program in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles dedicated to helping kids who, whether due to their own choices or due to circumstances beyond their control, were unable to complete high school in the traditional manner My students aren t traditional readers, but many are avid readers when they find stories which they feel are meant for them ones with characters they relate to, with places they know, with lots of action and plot twists, and with a great love story I wanted to write a book they might enjoy I originally wrote the manuscript that would become Strange Days in 2014 after I began reading some examples of reality plus fiction I knew I wanted to write a science fiction novel which presented a vision of the world as I and my students in central and south Los Angeles saw it vibrant, multicultural, multi ethnic, a little bit gritty, and a lot like home but I also wanted to write science fiction Reality plus allowed me to use the real world as a launching pad to explore some of the wilder elements of the far frontiers of theoretical science.My hope is that, after reading Strange Days, you will add it to your back pocket list of recommended books for those you speak with directly, and that you will also be willing to write a sentence or two to share with the broader world.If you like the book, post about it on social media strangedaysbook strangedaysnovel strangedays and toss it some stars here and on .Of course, if my book isn t something you can recommend, that s just fine and you should feel no pressure to do so In either case, thank you.With Gratitude and Warmest Regards,Constantine Singercjsingerwrites gmail.comtwitter ajaxsingerInstagram constantinej.singer Facebook cjsingerwrites Website

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    thought it said strange gays for a second

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    Strange Days by Constantine Singer is a science fiction adventure featuring aliens, kids with special powers, and a generous dose of deception.I really enjoyed reading Strange Days This was a book I easily read in two days Once I started it, I was hooked and didn t want to put the book down Strange Days was well written and fast paced, keeping me at the edge of my seat for much of the story.The overall story concept was intriguing alien invasions are always a fun idea to explore In Strange Days, the aliens thrive on fear and want to control humans through their fear What would you do to stop an alien threat Kill someone Mess with someone else s mind Lie Steal These are all questions the protagonist, Alex Mata, has to ask himself Charged with saving the world, Alex teams up with others to stop the threat But who can he trust Who wants to help, and who has their own agenda The idea of Witnessing was well executed in the book I liked the idea of being a Witness, and reading about what the Witnesses go through when they go under was neat Can you imagine seeing future eventualities, knowing that you re affecting the future Seen time is real time The ending was a little abrupt, but it wrapped up the book nicely The ending had all the feels sadness, excitement, anger, and happiness I appreciate endings that make you feel a wide range of emotions, and this ending was great for that The characters were nicely written They were unique, interesting, and engaging I found myself growing attached to Alex A lot happened to him in a short amount of time, and I just wanted to protect him from the big, bad world All of the secondary characters were equally gripping I enjoyed following their lives throughout the book.So should you read Strange Days If you enjoy books with a little science fiction, check out this book Thank you to Penguin Young Readers for providing the physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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    4 starsI have been so excited for Strange Days ever since I heard about it earlier this year, and it definitely did not disappoint Aliens and conspiracies and teens not knowing what they signed up for but oops what s that Oh, just gotta save the world It was great and definitely did NOT disappoint with its adventure and interesting concept.What I ultimately really loved about Strange Days was the sort of voice the main character Alex Mata had Voice isn t really the right word but character Personality He wasn t that cookie cutter YA male personality you see so often, but he was interesting and unique and represents a very different teen perspective than the usual privileged female main character Alex isn t super into school and he just wants to skateboard, and for a lot of teens, this is a reality and I hope they find a kindred spirit in Alex.Plus, his slang was so on point All of the T sup moments were scarily accurate Go Singer for knowing what teens talk like Not only was Alex unique in his struggles, but I ended up adoring the whole cast of diverse teens who worked for Sabazio and Witnessed the future They were really dynamic and I would be sad if any died during the novel cough cough The concept was also just so cool and I love reading alien invasions and about aliens on Earth, and it just ended up as even cooler because of the conspiracy lueking behind the story which I can t reveal.I do think a bit of the time travel send message to past you bits of the storyline were confusing, but I found by not focusing too hard on the nitty gritty that it made sense But trying to understand the really detailed inside mechanics wasn t going to happen, and also wouldn t fit the standalone nature of this book.Witnessing is a really unique concept, and I enjoyed how Singer framed it for the readers and made it part of the plot without making you have to understand the intricacies of it.Plus, it made the adventuring of this story a total blast, and the emotions and feelings Alex has throughout this journey felt very on point.So it was paced very well and I was completely sucked in during my time at Disney World Yeah, you heard that right I was at the happiest place on Earth and all I wanted to do was read my book At least the lines are long I did like the romance and I thought they were paired really well, but wow I wish they had time together Their relationship felt very rushed in a way that isn t bad rushed, just oh my gosh we have no time and oh look never mind time has ended It never really got far, and Singer, with the little page time he has for romance, manages to make it something I wished we had of.Overall, I really enjoyed reading Strange Days and will definitely be looking out for work from this author in the future I would totally recommend if you like science fiction mixed with contemporary, alien invasions, cool main characters who get the slang right , and teens who landed in tricky positions Thank you so much to Penguin Teen for sending me an advance reader s copy in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour Blog Instagram Twitter

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    I was really lucky to receive an advance review copy of this book On the surface, this book is a fun fictional read about teens, aliens saving the world But as you cruise your way through the pages, this story explores issues of trust, honesty, connection, fear, integrity and what it takes to be real with yourself In the process of saving humanity, Alex Mata struggles with his own insecurities and learns to trust his inner voice He learns to forgive himself for his mistakes, realizing you will make them, even when you re trying to do the right thing This book was an exciting page turner It was unpredictable and thought provoking Highly recommended

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    I had a good time reading Strange Days I was hooked since the beginning The plot was really good, and the characters are adorable I totally recommend it

  8. says:

    I had a good time reading Strange Days I was hooked since the beginning The plot was really good, and the characters are adorable I totally recommend it

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    Read the full review at you to Penguin Random House and Putnam for providing me with a finished copy of the book.When I first heard of this book it made me think Ready Player Go with a little bit of District 9 and a touch of Enders Game I was expecting action packed scenes of a group of teens time traveling and saving people Sadly, what I got wasnothing.While the narrative voice is strong, I had a hard time relating to Alex or even any of the other characters While the cast is wonderfully diverse, I had a problem with the way the one gay character was portrayed To get into specifics, Paul is tubby, speaks in a feminine stereotype, and the subplot of his life comes across as homophobic as Alex is 100% uncomfortable with it and then doesn t understand why Paul gets upset.The biggest issue for me, though, is that it doesn t really go anywhere Alex witnesses the same person s future rather than actual time travel and we don t really learn any new information from it By the time I finished the book I was just waiting for it to get to the point which is unfortunate.

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    Honestly, I finished this book because I have a need to finish books whether I like them or not This book did not do it for me, at all, really It just seemed like it was a slower read with a na ve and ignorant main character that sped up towards the end of the novel, all within the last few chapters It felt all over the place for me It s about a boy named Alex who discovers he is deemed savior of the world The Earth is expected to be taken over by Locusts and the Gentry are the higher intellectual extraterrestrial life that is helping prevent the Locusts from taking over Then comes in the telling of the future and what is seen is the truth and all that stuff It would take a lot for me to explain this book Overall, I was not thrilled and I spent 2 weeks trying to get through it.

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