Strange Days

Strange Days

Alex Mata doesn?t want to worry about rumors of alien incursions ? he?d rather just skate and tag and play guitar. But when he comes home to find an alien has murdered his parents, he?s forced to confront a new reality: Aliens are real, his parents are dead, and nobody will believe him if he says what he saw. On the run, Alex finds himself led to the compound of tech guru Alex Mata doesn?t want to worry about rumors of alien incursions ? he?d rather just skate and tag and play g...

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Title:Strange Days
Author:Constantine J. Singer
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Genres:Young Adult
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover

Strange Days Reviews

  • Monty
    Mar 14, 2019
    Put on your seat belt because you are about to go on a non-stop ride filled with interesting characters, an ever evolving story line, lots of science fiction some of which seems to be already part of our society, and much tension as the book moves towards its climax. ...
  • Rae
    Nov 20, 2018
    Strange Daysby Constantine Singer is a science-fiction adventure featuring aliens, kids with special powers, and a generous dose of deception. I really enjoyed readingStrange Days! This was a book I easily read in two days. Once I started it, I was hooked and didn't want to put ...
  • Kate Garduño
    Aug 21, 2018
    I love love love finding a book that makes me think about returning to it longingly when I have to put it down. This book?s gritty reality-plus world and the tight plot was the perfect home for Mata and the other nuanced characters? struggle to do the right thing and to be unde...
  • Nomes
    Feb 01, 2019
    Some really interesting concepts. I like the threads and music idea. ...
  • Steven
    Sep 26, 2018
    Full disclosure, this was written by a former co-worker/mentor of mine and so I'm not entirely unbiased. With that said, this book gripped me from the first pages and never let go. Imagine 1984 filtered through Ready Player One, but with a down-on-his-luck Latino teenager from East LA ...
  • Kibby
    Dec 23, 2018
    Full Review at Something of the Book ...
  • Lauren
    Oct 15, 2018
    4.5 Stars ...
  • Janice
    Feb 07, 2019
    I liked the weirdness of this book, how the main characters could see into other people's lives through some sort of witnessing. The aliens were super-scary, and the man fighting them (or is he?!?!) seemed like a mashup of Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. I felt like it was well-constructed ...
  • Constantine
    Sep 01, 2018
    Hi everybody, I want to share a little about how and why this book came to be. I wrote Strange Days in large part for my students. For the last decade I?ve been teaching in a program in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles dedicated to helping kids who, whether due to their...
  • Nia Dragin
    Dec 18, 2018
    Compelling and Unique Invasion Lit | Review of ?Strange Days? Originally reviewed on Cyn's Workshop A fascinating science fiction tale about an alien invasion. Invasion literature tends to follow the same formula, but then there are those that break away from the formula. Stran...
  • Ashley Saunders
    May 04, 2018
    Had the pleasure of receiving an ARC for Strange Days and really enjoyed diving into the strange world of Alex Mata, our unlikely hero. I like to live with books and characters for a bit, holding out the story and world, carrying it with me to the grocery store, on my commute, guessing...
  • rin
    Mar 22, 2018
    thought it said strange gays for a second ...
  • Harry
    Jan 13, 2019
    An interesting enough read. However, great themes, weak characters. My first impression of the book was that the author, a) worked with inner city teens from rougher neighborhoods, and/or b) had at some point been an inner city teen from a rough neighborhood themselves. I wish the t...
  • Katie Thomason
    Sep 12, 2018
    I came to this book because the author is my friend and I wanted to make sure he didn't name any evil characters after me. Just kidding. I started reading this book because I had a good idea that it would be special. I remember many frustrating days teaching when Mr. Singer wou...
  • Lyndi Mason
    Jan 12, 2019
    Honestly, I finished this book because I have a need to finish books whether I like them or not. This book did not do it for me, at all, really. It just seemed like it was a slower read with a nave and ignorant main character that sped up towards the end of the novel, all within the ...
  • Lizzy Snow
    Jan 22, 2019
    Every time any concept that vaguely revolves around string theory or time travel in a non Doctor Who way happens I have a brain aneurism. This book was surprisingly refreshing considering other time travel books I?ve devoured. Which is about three but that?s besides the point. ...
  • Ymar Solamo
    Jan 22, 2019
    i picked this up because of an author interview i skimmed on theeastersiderla.com. it was set in echo park and it was about an alien invasion. that's enough to put a hold on it at the library. the first third of the book was fine. set in a near future echo park it follows the day to...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Nov 25, 2018
    4 stars I have been so excited for Strange Days ever since I heard about it earlier this year, and it definitely did not disappoint! Aliens and conspiracies and teens not knowing what they signed up for but oops what's that? Oh, just gotta save the world. It was great and definit...
  • Jamie
    Jul 30, 2018
    "time created life to transform itself from possibility to actuality" Very interesting way to view past, present, and future. loss and turmoil fuel this book but it becomes so much more when Alex realizes there's more than his own happiness and life at stake. definitely worth t...
  • Gustavo
    Jan 07, 2019
    I had a good time reading Strange Days. I was hooked since the beginning. The plot was really good, and the characters are adorable. I totally recommend it ...
  • Gustavo
    Jan 07, 2019
    I had a good time reading Strange Days. I was hooked since the beginning. The plot was really good, and the characters are adorable. I totally recommend it ...
  • wren
    Mar 26, 2019
    wow i'm tired of twist villains. of course you can't trust the guy who's basically mark zuckerberg except with access to your mind. also not at yall saying the book is diverse when majority of the characters are black or white. homeboy is hispanic but he's the single exception to the r...
  • Dana Linde
    Apr 20, 2019
    I am always interested to see how an author will deal with time travel and aliens. Singer does a pretty good job with both; although, some of the ways he explains the interface are a bit off- like the fact that Alex reads minds like sheet music and the noise in his head is guitars. I g...
  • Esther Duran
    Apr 27, 2018
    I was really lucky to receive an advance review copy of this book. On the surface, this book is a fun fictional read about teens, aliens & saving the world. But as you cruise your way through the pages, this story explores issues of trust, honesty, connection, fear, integrity and w...
  • Lucien Welsh
    Jan 16, 2019
    Read the full review at lucieninthestars.ca. Thank you to Penguin Random House and Putnam for providing me with a finished copy of the book. When I first heard of this book it made me thinkReady Player Go with a little bit ofDistrict 9and a touch ofEnders Game. I was expe...
  • Elyn
    Feb 10, 2019
    Sadly, the time-travel screwed up the story a good bit. Disappointed by the last part, the lack of explanations and it felt like the climax was cut off in the middle. ...
  • Shane Carender
    May 01, 2018
    Having received an early copy of Mr. Singer's debut effort for review, I was excited at the opportunity, yet without great expectation. From the opening pages, the story, and especially the atmosphere Mr. Singer created effortlessly, drew me in and kept my attention in the way all g...
  • Pjclausenart
    May 16, 2018
    I Have to be honest I never really got into Y.A. novels even when I was in that age group. But I had a great time reading and enjoyed this book. Its a classic heroes journey but set in the not so distant future Los Angeles. So I will be reviewing this book as a work of Science Fiction....
  • Jenna Kamp
    Feb 25, 2019
    I LOVE this book! Love that the protagonist is so easily identifiable-- a scared teenage boy full of bravado sometimes, doubt most times. He's clearly on a hero's journey here, to grow up and become fully integrated and self-aware. It's a sci-fi YA hero's journey--how COOL is that? I t...
  • Brooke
    Dec 29, 2018
    Great YA read! ...