Tyler Thompson can’t stop thinking about the day he saw his father get killed right in front of him. If he hadn’t thrown that ball, his dad would still be alive. Since then, he’s constantly getting in trouble.
But the worst of his trouble started the day his babysitter made him walk to the store to buy her a Dr. Burple. On the way to the store he sees two men dumping some green liquid into the town cesspool and he accidentally falls in. When his old dog Maxx starts barking, the men start chasing them and Tyler has to swim through the green goop to get away.
After that Tyler starts to notice differences in both himself and Maxx. Tyler doesn’t feel winded as easily and Maxx seems younger. Tyler is able to do things he couldn’t do before! He’s actually coordinated! Still getting in trouble, his mom’s fiancé Sean takes him and Lukas his friend to work with him when they both get suspended.
That’s where a series of twists and turns in the story begin and have Tyler dealing with a bully, a message from a grandfather that may still be alive, and a sinister plot to overtake the world. It’s up to Tyler to figure out what to do.
I think there were lots of lessons that could be learned by youth reading this novel. Two of them that stuck out for me were 1) if you want to be treated as a responsible person, you have to behave responsibly. (Tyler didn’t want a babysitter but kept getting into trouble). 2) Be honest all the time if you want to be believed. (Tyler didn’t like it when his mother believed Rebekka instead of him.)
The rapid pace of this novel will keep the attention of almost any middle-grader. This book is full of action and fun. Tyler embodies the typical pre-teen and the issues they face growing up.
Although the target audience for Metatron: The Angel Has Risen is middle-grade, I have to say that I enjoyed it thoroughly. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an easy read in the fantasy/sci-fi genre. I gave this book a rating of 5 stars out of 5.
Thank you to the author for providing a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.
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