Sunday, August 6, 2017

Bookish - Chase

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Chase by Linwood Barclay is a thriller for 9-12 year olds. I just finished reading this one aloud to my boys (8 and 11) and they LOVED it.

The action centres around the dog Chipper - a souped up dog from The Institute who has been fitted with all kinds of technology to create the ultimate spy. But Chipper isn't happy and he escapes from The Institute to pursue an orphan Jeff Conway who has no idea that Chipper or The Institute even exist.

Will he get to Jeff and give him the message?
Will The Institute get Chipper back, harvest the technology and put him down?

The chase is on.

There are plenty of suspenseful moments in the narrative and we were broken hearted when we realised that the book is part of series/ trilogy... and we have to wait until June next year to find out what happens next.

Flip (11) put the book straight into his school bag as soon as I finished it to take it to share with his classmates and Bounce (8) asked if we could read it again.

High praise from these book lovers.

Details - Hachette NZ, June 2017 RRP $17.99