Do you want the ultimate high? One week with nothing to lose, but there is one catch. After the amazing week, the victim dies a slow painful death. That is the great adventure that Adam and Lizzie take. With all of that comes the ups and downs of young love with a few bizarre twists in between.
By Parker Peltier
This wonderful fiction book takes the reader on a wild ride that no teenage could ever dream. “The Hit” is a book the reader simply has to grab by the horns and ride along. Adam is a lower-middle class high school student. Lizzie is his rich girl friend whose loyalty could be her downfall. It all starts out as a simple date with Adam and Lizzie when the simple act of a pop star sends the world into a revolution. The drug death is handed out in the thousands, and regular people just take it. Just a few days later when Adam feels down and out, he takes death too, and then the ride begins taking the reader through murder and kidnapping.
The Hit has a great plot that takes off from the very beginning and the action never ceases to amaze. From the screaming of a concert to the suspense of death, it is nonstop. This book is for mature audiences only, so reader discretion is advised. No matter what, I highly recommend this book. Parker Peltier is a junior in the gifted program at Hahnville High. He enjoys golf, student council, sports medicine, T.V production, and sports.
Editor’s note: Book reviews are published regularly in agreement with Hahnville High School gifted English teacher Deborah Unger in conjunction with the Brown Foundation Service Learning Program.