Last week I had the opportunity to read Patrick Patterson and the World of Others by: James Fryar.
Patrick Patterson and the World of Others
Patrick Patterson is a normal, if socially awkward, twelve year old boy from a small town in Texas. Until one day he finds out that he isn't. He isn't normal. He isn't from Texas. He isn't even Patrick Patterson. That is only the beginning of all the isn'ts Patrick has to come to terms with the day before his thirteenth birthday when he finds himself thrust into an adventure that will change his life forever.
Patrick, his parents, and some very interesting friends have to race across the country trying to escape the evil creatures sent from Patrick's home-planet. A place he only just learned existed. Along the way Patrick must learn very quickly what is 'real' and that nothing is merely imaginary.
Mr. Fryar brings a new and refreshing take on some comfy old worn-soft themes. His very descriptive writing style drew me into the story so I could be excited, terrified, angry, and elated right along with Patrick. A character, who by the way, you are going to love. The only part of this story I found less than satisfying was the end... because I cannot wait for the sequel!