The Switch (Hardcover)
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I am a huge Roland Smith fan, and this delivers the action and cliffhangers that he is known for. Henry's thirteenth birthday starts off with a literal bang - some noise causes the power to go out and planes to fall from the sky. Henry's dad had gone into work, so Henry volunteers to go find him. What ensues is a journey that will set Henry against the people who have wanted his family's land and resources.— Chelsea
On the morning of Henry Ludd's thirteenth birthday, the power goes out. No phones, no news, and planes are literally falling out of the sky. Henry's father was away from the family farm and he has not returned. It's worrisome as people descend into lawlessness.
Four months later, the electricity still hasn't come back. While Henry's family is protected in their walled compound with wind turbines fueling their electricity, the rest of their area has suffered. Henry's father still hasn’t been found. Determined to find him, Henry ventures out with a trading crew to the zoo where his dad was last seen. After the truck is hijacked and Henry is left behind, he's forced to travel alone through the unruly world of the Switch. But his journey home will lead him to cross paths with the people who took his dad and have been trying to take over his family's land and resources ever since.