Review by Ginny:
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The main character, Jane Blond, is just a teenage girl having to deal with normal High School drama… at least she is until the normal drama turns into high stakes danger.
In Jane’s world, normal is a father in prison for a white collar crime he swears he didn’t commit, a mother who is just trying to get on with her life, her mother’s boyfriend who wants to be a bigger part of their lives and an uncle that Jane believes is a spy. When you add in a crazy-smart best friend, a super talented computer geek, a missing British hunk and a sarcastic parrot you have assembled most of the cast for drama filled hi-jinx.
Jane’s life is very full with visiting her father, staying out of the way of the popular girls, being part of the tennis and softball teams. She wants to add to her schedule by trying out for the Cheerleading squad, which brings her into the direct sphere of the popular girls. Did I mention that one of them is a bully?
After a couple of strange incidents, Jane starts putting two and two together and comes up with a threat to National Security…. Which brings in FBI Agents who are skeptical about Jane’s discovery, leaving her no choice but to prove herself right and save the day.
Jane is aided in her mission by her friends, including my favorite character – Jeff. He is a childhood friend that has Asperger’s Syndrome. His character is well written and portrayed very
matter-of-factly. His knowledge and personality quirks end up being a huge help to Jane. To be honest, he is my favorite part of the book.
The villains are predictable and definitely get what they deserve. What Jane does after she saves the day is totally awesome…I could continue on with the story, but I think you should read it for yourself. Go on, do it…. And be prepared to laugh, smile and just maybe, get a little teary…. It’s worth it!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars because I enjoyed it, was able to lose myself in the story and because I can’t wait to read it for the fourth time when my twelve year old daughter comes to stay with me during her winter break from school.
About the Authors-
Dr. Stan Schatt spent many years as a futurist responsible for forecasting future technology products and markets for Fortune 500 companies. He served as a Fulbright Professor and taught at Tokyo University, USC, and the University of Houston. He is the author of over thirty books ranging from science fiction and paranormal mysteries to young adult novels. Schatt is a technology expert who has been quoted in the New York Times, Fortune, and BusinessWeek as well as CNBC.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Stan-Schatt
Author Website: www.StanSchatt.com