This book is very hard to describe. Kaitlyn's grandfather, an astrophysicist, has discovers something which makes it possible to travel faster than the speed of light. The process involves a complex formula that transforms your soul into pure condensed light which is subject to your own thoughts. In other words, you just think of where you want to go in the universe. At the same time, Kaitlyn's grandfather discovers that their sun is dying. In order to save it, they must travel to a distant galaxy and study a different sun to learn how to stop it from dying.
The book is very strange with its many twists and turns. There is some underlying religious themes with good versus evil and the natural cycle of life and death. But it comes across in a very strange way. The story transitions are awkward and I had to go back and reread certain passages to try and figure out how the story got from point A to point B. And I know that crystal based intelligence's are very creative and outside the box, I found them too unusual. I couldn't even picture them in my mind. I am not even sure why or how I finished the book. I guess I was curious on how Kaitlyn and her grandfather would make it home. This is T. A. Barron's first novel and it shows. He managed to write other young adult novels, so perhaps I will give him another chance.
Book Rating: 2 stars
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