Title: The Last 8
Author: Laura Pohl
Genre: Science Fiction
This is a YA science fiction Book about an alien invasion, where, you guessed, 8 teenagers are left alive to try to figure out why this happened and what to do next.
It is told from the POV of Clover Martinez, a high school junior who dreams of MIT and NASA and flies planes with her Abuelo. When everyone in her town is killed by the aliens, she sets off across the country with the companionship of a dog that she picks up along the way. Thinking she is the last person alive, she is shocked when she hears a radio station broadcasting from Area 51 and sets off for Nevada. Upon arrival, she discovers 7 other teenagers have been living there since the aliens arrived.
I liked the beginning of the book, it really grabbed me and pulled me in, then I got kind of weighted down in the middle - seem to go on forever before a plan of action was decided upon. With this one, I could either just be happy with the ending, or read on with the second book - The First 7.