Go Big or Go Home (Paperback)

By Will Hobbs

HarperCollins, 9780060741433, 185pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2009



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?

Praise For Go Big or Go Home

“This fast-moving tale by an author known for exciting survival stories...is full of sports action...intriguing.”

“Hobbs is in great form here...mysterious and compelling-the pace moves along swiftly...powerful.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“Offering something to tantalize nearly every boyish taste, this title is a great choice for reluctant readers.”
-School Library Journal

“With convincing, first-person narration, a fast pace and plenty of suspense, this is a welcome addition to Hobbs’s extremely reader-pleasing work.”
-Kirkus Reviews