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Crossing the Line

crossingthe lineTitle: Crossing the Line
Author: Meghan Rogers
Series: The Raven Files
Recommended for: 8th grade and up
Pages: 356 pages
Call Number/Link:  TEEN FICTION ROGERS, M 

Synopsis: Jocelyn Steely was kidnapped as a child and trained as a North Korean spy, but the tables turn when she becomes a double agent for the very American spy organization she has been sent to destroy.

I have read a decent amount of books that portray teens as spies and this is one of my favorites.  I feel that the danger level in this book is comparable to that of the Alex Rider series. Jocelyn has been trained for ten years to be a spy by the North Koreans.  The North Koreans use torture and keep her addicted to drugs to control her.  Through all of this Jocelyn stays strong and defiant looking for her chance to escape.  I highly recommend if you like spy thriller novels, like Alex Rider.

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Posted by on April 30, 2016 in Teen

 

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Zero Day

Zero DayTitle: Zero Day
Author: Jan Gangsei
Series: N/A
Recommended for: 7th Grade and Up
Pages: 359 pages
Call Number/Link:  TEEN FICTION GANGSEI, J.

Synopsis: Eight years after being kidnapped Addie Webster, now sixteen, resurfaces under mysterious circumstances, significantly changed, and her childhood best friend, Darrow Fergusson, is asked by a national security advisor to spy on her to uncover whether she is a threat to her father’s Presidency or the nation.

This is a well written story that has many layers. I like that at each chapter you get a little bit more of the story. For the most part Addie is the narrator, but other characters get to tell their part of the story.  I spent most of the time trying to figure out who took her and for what reason.  This is Jan Gangsei’s first novel, and I look forward to see what else she comes up with.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2016 in Mysteries, Teen

 

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Girl, Stolen

girl, stolen jacketTitle: Girl, Stolen
Author: April Henry
Series: n/a
Recommended for: Grades 7 – 10
Pages: 213 pages
Call Number/Link: TEEN FICTION HENRY, A.

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of the car while her stepmom fills a prescription for antibiotics. Before Cheyenne realizes what’s happening, the car is being stolen.

Griffin hadn’t meant to kidnap Cheyenne and once he finds out that not only does she have pneumonia, but that she’s blind, he really doesn’t know what to do. When his dad finds out that Cheyenne’s father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes–now there’s a reason to keep her.

How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare?

I liked this book because it has a fast pace, likable characters, strong female character and it’s interesting. The author does an alternating first person point of view for each chapter. You are able to see how Cheyenne and Griffin are feeling about the situation. The whole time you are wondering what is going to happen to Cheyenne and what role is Griffin going to play?  Cheyenne is blind so she has to use her other senses to help her throughout this ordeal. Griffin on the other hand has an internal fight about how to handle this situation that he has gotten himself in.

 

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2015 in Realistic, Teen

 

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