This book starts off with a bang. Somebody has died. Jacob could have saved
them, but he didn't. Three words changed Jacob Fielding's life: "You are
When he wrote these words on a friend's cast, she survives
something that should have left her for dead. Jacob doesn't know what to
do with this new-found power of indestructibility, but his friend wants to use
this power for good. She wants him to use this power of indestructibility to
save people from dying. Jacob isn't sure, and there's more to his story than
that. There are certain rules of indestructibility: only Jacob can give
the power to people, and only he can take it back.
Jacob is a miserable teen who gets in trouble at a Christian school and
now he can't die. But he has only 13 days
to learn everything about his curse and his gift. How did he become indestructible? You'll have to race through this book to find out.
Patrick Carman brings alive the dream many people have nowadays of not being able
to die, of being indestructible. He does this with suspense, adventure, a little bit of
horror, and a slight hint of comedy. I love how this author makes you think about
what's right and what's wrong. Patrick Carman has written numerous good
books for teens and young adults before 13 Days to Midnight, but I have to say it is my favorite of all of his books. Yes, it's even
better than the Land of Elyon Books and the Skeleton Creek books.
13 Days to Midnight is more geared towards older teens, because of cussing and
mild suggestive dialogue. I still really enjoyed this awesome book, though some
of the dialogue could have been better, and there are some unrealistic situations.
Nevertheless, Patrick Carman has not disappointed me yet, and you bet he won't
disappoint you either.
13 Days to Midnight will have you turning pages faster than you ever thought
would be humanly possible. It grabs you from its fast-paced
gripping beginning to its totally unpredictable ending.
This book is one of those books that you can't put down - I even read it in one
sitting because it was so good. I loved how it grabbed me and made me reluctant
to do something else. I recommend this good read by Patrick Carman to anyone who
loves a good suspenseful novel.