syloWritten by D. J. MacHale

Setting: Pemberwick Island, Maine

Characters: Tucker Pierce, Quinn Carr, and Tori Sleeper

Plot Summary: Action is the thing that makes this book go. Right from the first chapter there is a lot going on. Tucker Pierce lives with his family on Pemberwick Island with his family. His dad has a landscaping business where Tucker helps out. Tucker is on the football team but is a bench warmer and he is good with that. When the star running back can no longer play Tucker is called up. Mysteriously the island is quarantined by the U.S. Navy. Tucker suspects something isn’t quite right. An elite group of the military called SYLO has taken over the island as people start to die and all communication is cut off. Tucker meets Tori, a local island girl, and together they try to put a stop to the things SYLO is doing. They get captured and uncover secrets. What is SYLO? Who on the island can they trust? Can they get help?

A fun and exciting book that will draw boy readers in.

Ending: Leaves room for another book.

Do you recommend this book?:Yes
Language: PG
Sexual Content: PG
Violence: PG
Drug and Alcohol Use: G

Review by Warren Child, Cyprus High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 9-12

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Written by D. J. MacHale
407 pages
Release Date: July 2, 2013
ISBN: 9781595146656 (hardcover)

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