Wednesday, November 9, 2016
(Going Wild series #1)
By Lisa McMann
HarperCollins, 2016. Fiction. 375 p.
Charlie (short for Charlotte) is not pleased to be moving from Chicago to Arizona, especially in the middle of the school year. She soon, however, makes friends with another soccer player, Maria, and Maria's computer geek friend, Mac. Things are going along great until strange things start happening during soccer practice. Charlie has bursts of speed and strength that seem super-human. With the help of Maria and Mac, Charlie figures out that the new abilities are connected to a sports bracelet she mysteriously received in the mail on the day she left Chicago. As she explores her new powers she has no idea how much danger the bracelet will bring to her and her new friends.
This is the first in a new series by the author of the successful The Unwanteds series. With plenty of fast paced action, and intelligent and likeable characters, this is a good choice for kids who enjoyed Gordon Korman's Masterminds or Hypnotists series. This book is available from the library in print, as an ebook and as a downloadable audiobook.