The Lesson

The Lesson

A Novel

Book - 2019 | First edition
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An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of superadvanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. This has led to a strained relationship between the Ynaa and the local Virgin Islanders and a peace that cannot last. A year after the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the inevitable conflict, witnesses and victims to events that will touch everyone and teach a terrible lesson.
Publisher: Ashland, Oregon : Blackstone Publishing, 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 1538584646 (hardback)
9781538584644 (hardback)
Branch Call Number: S TURNBULL
Characteristics: 286 pages ; 22 cm


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The Ynaa came to Earth to conduct research. Five years later, the advanced and at times violent aliens haven’t left. When a human teen is murdered, the peace between aliens and humans is broken. A thought-provoking and moving alien invasion tale.

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ArapahoeChristineS Jul 06, 2019

This one sounded so interesting and received fantastic reviews; I was excited when I got my hands on a copy. This isn't sci fi (which I'm not particularly a fan of), but more of a social commentary on colonialism, which would be fine, but I didn't feel that any of the characters were developed. I found myself bored, drifting, and confused, wondering what the point was. A lot of people will love this book, but it wasn't for me.


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