Monday, April 21, 2014

DYNAMO



Dynamo is a story where a mission turns into a quest and where friends discover what it means to take a stand and make a change.  An action-packed novel perfect for twelve and older boys keeps the reader engaged as Matt the protagonist clashes head-first with powerful and violent people.

Sixteen-year-old Matt knows his world is changing. Living in suburbia New Jersey he witnesses a violent crime and doesn't do anything to stop it. He begins a series of secret missions to somehow make himself be able to take a stand when it matters. That personal quest tests the limits of his friendships, and it also kindles a school-wide revolution. The characters are real and charged with teen passion and emotion. It's relatable. It's realistic. It's got teeth and nerves and tension in the interaction between characters. It's got the inner thoughts and emotions associated with facing fears and bullies, which allow readers to find their own voice in their own lives. Readers definitely find pieces of themselves in the different friends in the book. In that sense, it's reminiscent of The Outsiders or The Goonies or The Sandlot. The book inspires debate about friendship, loyalty, risk-taking, courage, self worth, and identity.

This very cool book is by Zach Lichtmann.  Zach earned his B.A. in English at Penn State University. He went on to graduate Arcadia University's Secondary Education program for teaching. He was an English teacher for several years before writing full-time.

Click here to visit Zach's website

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Kate said...

looks great! thanks! I am always looking for good reads for boys--for my own and for those I tutor

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