The Last Thing I Remember, The Homelanders Book One By Andrew Klavan

The Last Thing I Remember, The Homelanders Book One By Andrew Klavan

  • Spirituality - Moderate
  • Romance - Some
  • Violence - Moderate

Charlie West awakens in a torture chamber strapped to a bloody chair—and he can’t remember how he got there. Fighting down panic, pain and nausea, he searches his mind but the last thing he remembers is finishing his high school homework and falling asleep in his own bed. Slowly he recalls the events of that last day—a great day including a standing ovation at school for his cool karate demonstration and a date with the class fox, Beth Summers. Voices outside his cell interrupt his thoughts; his captors have decided to kill him. Miraculously, Charlie escapes. But thereafter, pursued by friends and foes alike he stays only a step ahead of disaster while trying to recover a year of his life.

The high action, suspense, complex plot and intriguing character are riveting. Just when Charlie seems to have gained breathing room another hammer falls. And just when it seems he can’t possibly continue, he finds the strength through faith to cling to his convictions, to do right and “never give up.” He wants to return to his normal life, the comfort of his family, the normalcy of school, and the girl he discovers is his sweetheart. Charlie pieces together some of the puzzle. Something horrible is about to happen, and only he can stop a national disaster. But will it cost him his freedom and the tattered remains of his reputation?

This book by Andrew Klavan is amazing.

Age Range: 11 and up

Genre: Action Adventure/Mystery

Thomas Nelson 2009

Series: GREAT NEWS, this is Book 1 of  4 The Homelanders Series

Available: Amazon, Also ask for this book at your local library


  1. Several years ago I was in a Christian book store and picked The Last Thing I Remembered , up read the first page and thought hmmm, This is impossible to put down. My 16 year old son hated to read so I thought I’ll get this for him and try it. Well… as I said it is impossible to put down. A boy who would not read, read the book in 2 days. And was very upset that he would have to wait months for book 2 several more for 3 then the final book. His teacher took notice of a non reader who was hiding a book behind his school book ( not that I approved) the teacher asked him the name of the book so she could get a set for her class room. Her response was, ” If a book is good enough to get you interested enough to want to read it must be a book worth having.” My husband also hates to read and he would anticipate and read each book once my son was finished with it. In my opinion there aren’t enough Christian Authors out there who write to intrigue teen boys. Well Andrew Klavan nailed it with this series…. Thanks Andrew keep up the good work.

    • Thanks for your feedback–totally agree Andrew Klavan and others are making a difference

  2. My 14 year old daughter thought this book was a really good, a bit slow in the beginning but picks up the pace in the middle and very fast paced and suspenseful at the end.
    She would recommend it for teens who enjoy adventure and suspense. She said the books reminds its readers to never give up. 🙂

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