THE SAMANTHA GRANGER EXPERIMENT: FUSED by Kari Lee Townsend

THE SAMANTHA GRANGER EXPERIMENT: FUSED

Age Range: 11 - 14
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Eighth grader Samantha has all the latest technological gadgets, thanks to her parents’ jobs at an electronics company. When a chance encounter with an eerie crystal in the woods mysteriously merges Sam with her innovative new cell phone, it leads to newfound abilities. Sam discovers she can access all of her phone’s technology literally with a blink of an eye. Suddenly, Sam has phone service via her palm, photographic and video capabilities through her eyes and more. However, when she reluctantly starts intercepting 911 calls, Sam garners unwanted attention from some menacing strangers. Townsend creates a believable character caught in extraordinary circumstances: Sam’s practicality and typical teen behavior—all she really wants is to have a date with her crush, Trevor—ground this fantastical tale. After a slow start, the story builds suspense with the addition of a corrupt congressman and a hint of corporate and international espionage as Sam uncovers a dangerous plot. While the denouement occurs rather abruptly, it does leave room for a sequel. Readers are bound to be intrigued by this new action heroine. (Science fiction. 11-14)
Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4022-4042-3
Page count: 192pp
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2010




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