As soon as you pick up this book you know you are going to need to clear your schedule for the next few days. It hooks you right away with the amazing plot. Richie Lyons is just your average 12 year old enjoying his summer and hanging out with his friends, until the morning of his thirteenth birthday when he wakes up with an intense pain and a list of five names in his head. You follow Richie’s story as he tries to first deny the list, and then as he tries to figure out what it means. This book has great characters that feel so real you want to meet them, or in some cases hope you never bump into them. The list of five is fast paced with twists and turns that leave you on the edge of your seat. I must warn this book is not for the feint of heart. I really enjoyed reading this book, and the others in the series as well. The List of Five: Delusions, and The List of Five: A Beginning.
Young teen Richie Lyons is having an uneventful summer, playing games with his friends. He even has a birthday on the way. However, his uneventful life is shattered when he wakes up, on the morning of his thirteenth birthday, with a list of names pounding through his brain. A list that contains the names of those he cares about most. As if that wasn’t enough, he keeps having a recurring waking dream of a fire that is threatening to take the life of his mom and sister.
Richie must fight to understand this recurring list and the visions. Are they prophetic, foretelling an actual occurrence, or a waking nightmare threatening his sanity? In addition, what does the list have to do with the newest local ministry and the strange pastor who came to Richie’s door?
The more Richie discovers, the less he understands. When Richie finally begins to understand, it may be too late for himself and everyone else that he cares about.
There is one thing Richie knows for certain. He may have to grow up much faster than he ever wanted to grow, because there is something very wrong with his visions, and there is something frightening about the list of five.