byKarl Fields (Goodreads Author)
“Hey,” she called. “Are you ready for me?”
Again, my nerves got the better of me. The truth was, I had no idea whether I was ready for a girl like her. I’d never met one.
Carthage, Texas, known for quilting festivals and country music. It isn’t the middle of nowhere, but sixteen-year-old Eric Myers swears he can see it from there. As he readies for his senior year, Eric’s only thought is landing the basketball scholarship that will take somewhere far from the oil fields, where many before him have traded their dreams for a paycheck.
A series of earthquakes has livened up a dull, hot summer, but when Eric stops to help a stranded motorist the real excitement begins. His small hometown is about to host some far-off visitors with bad intentions, just as Eric learns it’s his destiny to stop them.
Unlike most short books that you read these days, The Go-To Guy by Karl Fields, is really intriguing. I read the book in about an hour. It keeps you asking questions like, “Why is he doing that” or “What the heck is wrong with Brooks?” Those type of questions.
I also enjoyed that Fields included the title of the book in one of his sentences. He was talking about how the coach calls him his Go-To guy. I personally spotted that right off the bat. It makes me enjoy that the author actually put some thought to his title. I know we aren’t supposed to like judge a book by its cover or title, but I normally do. When I first saw this book, I was like eww it’s about basketball, but in actuality it’s about aliens and a love story.