I have a little confession, I’m secretly not enjoying War of the Worlds. It’s a chore to get from page to page. Here’s what I think the problem is, it’s a boy book. Does that sound sexist? I’m sorry but it is filled with all the blood, death, heat rays, and aliens any boy would adore but I simply can’t get into it. I am reading it, however, but I’m not thoroughly enjoying it. If anyone knows a way to make this easier on me please let me know. Is there some secret underlying social commentary that I’m missing here?