Fast-paced, action-packed, and full of vivid imagery, the second book of a trilogy, “Hatch,” is an engaging adventure and science fiction story that will keep teen readers engaged until the end. When three teens are taken to a secret underground bunker, they soon realize that the rain coming down in the outside world is bringing down eggs hatching into dangerous bugs; the protagonists must attempt to escape the bunker and face the alien creatures. In a Grade 9–12 classroom, the fantasy novel is suitable for a novel study. Its themes may present opportunities to make parallel connections to real-world issues such as climate change and invite students to reflect on the choices made by the main characters and how they impact society.
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