Get ready movie fans, the next big young adult franchise is here and it is sure to make a big bang in the box office.
The 5th Wave is the first book out of the trilogy by the author Rick Yancey. Chloe Grace Moretz portrays the main protagonist, Cassie Sullivan. Her life gets turned around when an alien spaceship appears in the sky. Soon after, comes all kinds of destruction, earthquakes, disease, and power outages. They all appear in premeditated time blocks called “waves.”
Many readers found the book oddly captivating. “It was unlike anything I have ever read before,” said Abbie Broughton (’17). “It was a weird mix between teen drama and end-of-the-world mayhem. I loved it so much and I seriously cannot wait for the movie to come out.”
The all-star cast includes Nick Robinson, who is known for his roles in Jurassic World and the hit comedy Melissa and Joey; Chloe Grace Moretz, known for her part in the films If I Stay, Carrie, Hick; and Makia Monroe, known for her lead role in It Follows.
Addie Watson (’17) loved the character Evan Walker, Cassie’s love interest throughout the book. “He is just so interesting. I love his character because he treats Cassie like a girl, but he knows that she could beat him up all at the same time. It’s a great relationship that I hope they portray well in the movie.”
Alex Roe, the actor that plays Evan, was interviewed by the5thwave.net and said, “This is the story about a young girl whose family is killed and the only person who is alive is her little brother. The entire story centers around her chasing after her little brother to fight for his life and to take care of him.”
“I am really looking forward seeing it come to life,” said Watson. “Chloe Grace Moretz is one of my favorite actresses and I know she is going to do a great job portraying Cassie.”
The 5th Wave hit the big screen on January 15th. Don’t miss it!