What Came from the Stars
Title: What Came from the Stars
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
What Came From the Stars by Gary D. Schmidt is a powerful story—quite Tolkienesque. Tommy Pepper discovers a chain that, when he wears it, gives him all the art and knowledge of the Valorim, a race of people from a distant galaxy. How this chain comes to him, and how it helps him and his family deal with the death of his mother, as well as how he becomes a help to those distant warriors, is written from both sides of the universe. I don’t know why people think Schmidt only writes for kids; his books are awesome for adults, too.
-Deb at KDL’s Cascade Township branch