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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave Series) (Book Summary) - Minute Book Report

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This is a quick book summary of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. This channel discusses and reviews books, novels, and short stories through drawing...poorly. Transcript: This is a story about a girl named Cassie who lives in Ohio after an alien invasion kills most of the planet’s population. The aliens, or Others, had attacked in multiple waves - EMP bomb, tsunami wave, deadly virus, and human assassins - killing humans by the billions. There are also Others that look like humans. Cassie’s mother and father are dead, while her brother, Sammy, is taken away by the Others disguised as the military. Alone, Cassie believes she’s the only human alive, avoiding patrolling drones as best as she can. However, she gets shot in the leg by a sniper and barely escapes. A boy named Evan rescues Cassie from freezing to death and cares for her on his farm. Evan is romantically interested in Cassie, though she isn't at first. But as Cassie opens up about trying to rescue Sammy, Cassie and Evan grow close and kiss. Meanwhile, Sammy is taken to Camp Haven, a protected fort and training camp. The children are given tests to see who is an Other and who is human. Sammy passes the tests and gets an implant in the back of his neck, while the children who failed the tests are killed. Ben Parish, nicknamed Zombie and former high school crush of Cassie, is trained by Reznik, a mean drill instructor, and put in charge of a small squad of trainees at Camp Haven. Sammy, now nicknamed Nugget, joins Ben’s group and Ben looks out for him. They are assigned to train and dispose of the dead bodies. Ben is made sergeant and prepares for deployment. Ben leads his squad into battle against who they think are infested humans, but the squad is attacked by a sniper. Ben pulls out the tracker in his neck and discovers that the sniper is Reznik, their drill sergeant from camp. Ben realizes that the Others are actually training the children to kill the rest of the surviving humans. In essence, humans killing humans is the fifth wave. Wanting to rescue Sammy, Ben returns to the camp with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, leaving the rest of his squad behind. Cassie leaves Evan’s farm to find Sammy. However, Evan follows her and they are attacked by soldiers. Evan kills them, but is wounded. He then reveals that he is a Silencer - an Other who kills humans - and was the sniper who shot her in the leg earlier. He also explains that the Others injected themselves into humans years ago, only to be awakened during the invasion. Cassie is overwhelmed by all of the information she is learning from Evan, as Evan is both an Other and a human. She decides to infiltrate Camp Haven by herself. After entering Camp Haven, Cassie finds Sammy and leads him out. Ben also manages to meet up with Cassie and Sammy and the three of them attempt to escape. However, Commander Vosch, leader of the Other forces, is waiting for them and captures them. Just as Commander Vosch is about to kill Sammy, Evan enters from the vents and saves them. Cassie, Ben, and Sammy escape, while Evan stays behind to blow up the facility. The group is saved by Ben’s squad in a humvee and they drive off to safety as Camp Haven explodes. In the end, Cassie and Sammy enjoy the company of Ben and his squad. The 5th Wave Discussion Video - Facebook Page - Paper by Fifty Three was used to make this video. Clear Air - Somewhere Sunny by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist: