Go Big or Go Home
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Will Hobbs
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South Dakota
Go Big or Go Home

A meteorite is hurtling toward the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Brady Steele's love for all things extreme is given a boost when a fireball crashes through the roof of his house. It turns out that Brady's space rock is one of the rarest meteorites ever found. In fact, a professor from a nearby museum wants to study it in search of extraterrestrial bacteria, hoping to discover the first proof of life beyond Earth.

During a wild week of extreme bicycling, fishing, and caving, Brady discovers he's able to do strange and wonderful feats that shouldn't be possible. At the same time, he's developing some frightening symptoms. Could he be infected with long-dormant microbes from space? Is his meteorite a prize … or a menace?

Read an interview with author Will Hobbs about this book (highly entertaining).

1.   Which extreme sports have you tried? What other kinds of sports are you involved in? What is the difference between regular sports and extreme sports?
2.   Have you visited a cave like Brady did? Describe how you got into and out of the cave. What did you find inside?
3.   Were you surprised to learn that NASA scientists were nearly certain they had found microbes from Mars inside of a meteorite found in Antarctica? What more do you want to know about these microbes and what effect they might have on you and our world? Have you ever seen a meteorite?
4.   Have you been fishing? What is your favorite part about the sport? What kind of fish have you caught? What did you use for bait?
5.   Author Will Hobbs often weaves his own experiences into his stories (read the interviews on his website). What kind of adventure-filled life have you had? What adventures do you hope to have? Would you invite Brady along on your trips?
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