Annie, Beans, Rocky, and Fynn. They're the Scouts--best friends who do everything together. It's 1985, and with the summer before seventh grade winding down, the Scouts decide to secretly climb Old Man Basinger's silo to watch ...more
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"Side by side we stand, looking down into the moonlit river."
What a twisty, quick novel about adventures and friendship!
So, what's this book about?
Annie, Beans, Rocky, and Fynn. They're the Scouts--best friends who do everything together. It's 1985, and with the summer before seventh grade winding down, the Scouts decide to secretly climb Old Man Basinger's silo to watch a meteor shower. When one ...more
The novel has been compared to The Goonies and Stand By Me. But it is a ligh ...more
I did not have a favorite out of the group. Although, I did like them all. What I appreciated was the fact that the group included a few girls. ...more
Scouts definitely kept my attention- there was always something happening with no lagging in the story at all. The story was interesting and well-written, and I loved the characters. I didn't love the ending, though, and I felt like it needed more explanation. I enjoyed journeying with the scouts and I'd love to see a second book come from this!
As a teacher...
I think this would be a good read for kids around the 4th-6th grade range, but there was a little bit of language that I wou ...more
Annie loves to hang out with her friends in 1985. They have camp outs, go on adventures, and occasionally get in trouble for doing things like climbing silos. Her mother thinks that as she approaches middle school, she should be more lady like, but Annie disagrees. So do her friends Beans, Fynn, and Rocky. When Fynn's cousin Scarlet is visiting when the Scouts are prepared to watch a meteor shower, they have to bring her along. The meteor shower is great ...more
I keep seeing Scouts pitches as "Stranger Things meets The Goonies". I can certainly tell you that the only thing Scouts has in common with either of those properties is the time period and the general idea of a group of kids out doing stuff. Four friends go on one final outing before before they become Seventh Graders, but things quickly fall apart with the new inclusion of a female c ...more
Annie, Beans, Rocky, and Fynn make up the Scouts. A name they gave themselves when they were little. They've been best friends for a long time, doing everything together. Hiking, biking and most of all getting in trouble.
But things are different this summer, and Annie isn't so sure the Scouts will make it to seventh grade in tact. Trying to get back that feeling a rightness, Annie and the Scouts climb Old Man Basinger's sil ...more
The group intends on just hanging out and spending the night in a tent. First, they climb to the top of a silo on the Basinger farm, a place A ...more
I really liked that the narrating POV didn't feed "girly" and didn't want dresses and wanted to play with her friends-who were all boys-and didn't want to spend time doing what girls were doing. I saw a lot of myself in her.
I liked the independen ...more
This was an adorable middle grade novel! We follow Annie, a girl going into 7th grade, and her group of friends, Rocky, Fynn and Beans, who call themselves The Scouts. This group of fun loving tweens go out on adventures while getting into a little mischief. This is set in 1985 so it was very interesting to compare the lives of kids then versus now. Annie is struggling with what ...more
The Scouts are everything a kid would want out of friendships. These kids have been friends since "forever," and always end up finding something to explore. Set in Tennessee, the Scouts, who comprise of Annie, Rocky, Fynn, and Beans, always find an adventure to go on somewhere in their little town. Whether it's annoying Old Man Basinger on his farm, and running away from his shot gun, to overcoming fears of sw ...more
Annie, Beans, Rocky, and Fynn call themselves the Scouts, because their rural Tennessee town is too small to have an actual boyscout troop. The foursome communicate via walkie talkie and generally explore the countryside, playing harmless pranks and causing a little chaos for their neighbor, Mr. Ba ...more
Annie, Beans, Rocky, and Fynn are best friends, about to start 7th grade. Annie gets a talk from her mom about how maybe she should find some girls to be friends with, but Annie shrugs her off as she is out the door on an adventure with her best buds. They watched a meteor shower and noticed one hit nearby, and are going to sneak off at night to find it.
Turns out the kids have secrets. One is about to move away, two have parents that are dating, one has a cousi ...more
On this particular venture, they are on an overnight and see a meteor come down. They decide to find the meteor, never realizing what an adventure it will lead to.
Fans if Goonies and Stranger Things will likely find this enjoyable.
The writing is solid and the characters are rela ...more
This was a good adventure! I read it because it's a middle grade, and those aren't as involved and complex as a YA book would be, and I needed to distract myself from all of this hurricane business.
I loved this group. It felt very reminiscent of that Stephen King novella from Different Seasons, right down to the train tracks (which I'm pretty sure is a homage to the story) I wish we had gotten more background on the kids, like why is he named Edge? This was a good book, and I'm sur ...more
The book is engaging from the first page. Highly recommended, especially for readers who are looking for an adventure more reminiscent of Mark Twain or a Nancy Drew story than J. K. Rowling.
My thanks to th ...more
I am grateful to have won an ARC of this book from Goodreads. That fact did NOT influence my opinion. This is a straight-up great book, and I hope it is the first of a series.