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A riveting, fast-paced adventure, Scan is a clever alien thriller with muscle and heart. Tate and his father don't exactly get along. As Tate sees it, his father has unreasonably high expectations for Tate to be the best--at everything. Tate finally learns what he's being prepared for when he steals one of his dad's odd tech inventions and mercenaries ambush the school, killing his father in the process and sending Tate on the run from aliens who look just like humans. Even with all he knows like how to defend himself with useful tools made out of bubblegum, Tate fears he's still inadequate. With the help of his girlfriend and estranged mother, all Tate can really do is keep moving and ensure his father's invention stays out of the hands of his pursuers and that his father didn't die in vain.

"Car chases, explosions and action galore--awesome."--Kirkus Reviews "A high-octane thriller."--Publishers Weekly
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 142 x 209 x 24mm | 318g
  • Penguin Books India
  • New Delhi, India
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014242398X
  • 9780142423981
  • 1,443,378

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Praise for Scan "A high-octane thriller...the cinematic approach and constant action make this a satisfying page-turner."--Publishers Weekly

"A thriller at its core... Massive explosions, deadly shoot-outs, and harrowing escapes make this an exciting read for boys."--VOYA

"Car chases, explosions and action galore--awesome."--Kirkus Reviews

"A sci-fi book that reads as fast as a locomotive--and the action is just as nonstop. Be forewarned before you begin to read--you won't be able to put it down until the very last page."
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About Sarah Fine

Walter Jury works in the film industry. This is his debut novel. Sarah Fine is a clinical child pyschologist and the author of Sanctum, the first book in the Guards of the Shadowlands series.
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994 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 27% (271)
4 35% (343)
3 28% (279)
2 7% (66)
1 4% (35)
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