Saturday, August 10, 2013

Fall Reading 2013 Silver Six

The graphic novel, Silver Six, features a feisty young heroine named Phoebe. Phoebe lives alone with her robot, Max. In a fashion that would make Ferris Bueller proud, she uses tapes of her parents' voices to trick the landlord and other adults into believing she still has a family. Along with five other orphans, Phoebe attempts to discover why they all have certificates of ownership for an orphaned moon, what caused the shuttle accident that killed their parents, and what Craven industries has to do with it.

There is fast-paced action, space ships and other gadgets, and snappy dialogue that will appeal to young readers. An added attraction is the group of friends working together to defy the evil mastermind. What child doesn't dream of rebelling against an authority figure or perceived villain? The subtext of corporate greed, depletion of natural resources, and the exploitation of the powerless (in this case, the institutionalized orphans), will give more mature readers something to sink their mental teeth into.

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys stories with younger heroes like Teen Titans or Young Justice.

View the book trailer for a sneak peak of the action.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley, but the book went on sale June 25, 2013.

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