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Seize the Storm by Michael Cadnum
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bookshelves: slj-review, 2012, young-adult, adventure
Read from May 21 to June 16, 2012

Seize the Storm. By: Seglin, Shannon, School Library Journal, 03628930, Aug2012, Vol. 58, Issue 8.

CADNUM, Michael. Seize the Storm. 234p. CIP. Farrar. 2012. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-374-36705-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-429-95488-4. LC 2011020865.

Gr 8 Up--Seventeen-year-old Susannah, her family, and an 18-year-old crewman are sailing from California to Hawaii. The trip starts out smoothly until they are driven by a storm into the path of a drifting powerboat. The mysterious vessel is carrying two dead bodies and a stash of 100-dollar bills. For Susannah and her family, this cash changes everything. Her father is in debt and could use it, but the teen would rather burn the money than keep it. Everyone on the yacht seems to have a different view of what to do with the find, causing dangerous divisiveness. The yacht is being followed by an airplane carrying some pretty bad dudes: Jeremy Tygart, a drug lord's son who wants to prove himself, and Shako, a teenage hit man who likes killing people. This adrenaline-filled adventure keeps readers on edge, and Cadnum has a way of making them feel as if they know each character personally. Teens who like action and adventure will enjoy this title.

By Shannon Seglin, Patrick Henry Library, Vienna, VA


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