10/15/15

Jane Blond: International Spy - Brianna Schatt & Stan Schatt

 4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Fourteen year old Jane thought getting through high school was difficult enough with her dad in prison and her mother dating. Throw in being bullied
by the popular girl who has everything- it’s completely unbearable. But when terrorists kidnap a boy she cares about, she knows she is the only one who can save him.

International Spy, Jane Blond, must prevent terrorists from blowing up her school during the President’s visit. She’ll need all of her courage along with the help of a teen with CIA secrets, a friend with Asperger’s and a parrot with an attitude.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS -
Brianna Schatt is a student at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, California. 
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.  

Visit Stan at his website - HERE

MY THOUGHTS -
Not only was this book super cute but very suspenseful as well. This is not all light and fluffy, there is some edginess to it that was very likable.

The characters in this story are great. I loved Jane! She was an awesome super hero and great role model for teen girls. She was a very likable, nice, sweet, respectful, but a very gutsy teen - she didn't take crap from anyone, especially the bad guys!

There are some very heartfelt moments thrown in here as well - a dad in prison and how Jane handles the disappointments that come along with this. Also having a boy with Asperger’s. Jane befriends him and is very kind to him. He also shows up later in the story (but I don't want to give it away). I love that they added him to the story. It made it more real for me.

I love that this book was written by a Grandfather/Granddaughter team. I don't know how much input Brianna had (maybe Stan can enlighten us by commenting), but I like that he respected his Granddaughter enough to write a book with her, especially a YA book. Yay, you rock - Granddad!

This story was nicely paced. It was exciting and quick reading. A real page turner.
I get the feeling that this is the start of a series???? At least I hope it is. I would love to read another one by this great author duo.

Thank you Stan Schatt for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review!

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE

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