Episode #149: Riding the 5th Wave


Our hosts agree that the story and writing of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave are outstanding and kept them on the edge of their seat. But they also agree that Rick could use some help writing from a teenage girl’s perspective and there are some problematic moments in the book.

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For similar discussions, check out our episodes on Mockingjay, The Scorch Trials, The Host, and Insurgent.


Music by DropVox


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Main Discussion

The 5th Wave

-by Rick Yancey

-published in 2013

-sequels: The Infinite Sea and The Last Star (out in May 2016)

The 5th Wave (2015)

-Written by Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner

-Directed by J Blakeson

-Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, and Zackary Arthur

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Previous episode: In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

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