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Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the Innovators, the people on the very cusp of cool. Seventeen-year-old Hunter Braque's job is finding them for the retail market. But when a big-money client disappears, Hunter must use all his cool-hunting talents to find her. Along the way he's drawn into a web of brand-name intrigue- a missing cargo of the coolest shoes he's ever seen, ads for products that don't exist, and a shadowy group dedicated to the downfall of consumerism as we know it.

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"Aptly-named Hunter spots street trends for 'a certain shoe company named after a certain Greek god.' When he meets Jen, he notices her unique shoelaces, and realizes she is an Innovator, a person who invents trends (he's a Trendsetter, someone who is 'cool, so when they pick up an innovation, it becomes cool'). Mandy, Hunter's boss, invites Hunter and Jen to do some 'original thinking,' but when the two arrive at the location, they find only her cell phone — and 'the coolest shoes we'd ever seen.' The pair begins their search for Mandy and the people behind the shoes, before the 'bad guys' get Hunter. They depend on other cool hunters, from tech-savvy Lexa to high-society Hillary, to help decipher the clues, and they take risks themselves (going undercover to a posh party, breaking into buildings). There's fun to be had (at the party, rich guests get shampoo samples that turn out to be purple dye), and while readers may lose track of pieces of the plot (or not quite believe the roller skating leader of the underground), they will get swept up in the mystery. Hunter weaves in compelling stories, such as how purple became associated with royalty, and draws a parallel between the spreading of trends and a flu epidemic. (Though the hero refuses to name brands, readers will quickly figure out product names based on his clues.) Ultimately, Westerfeld's (Midnighters) entertaining adventure doubles as a smart critique on marketing and our consumer culture. Ages 12-up. (Sept.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Penguin's new Razorbill imprint for young adults presents the critically acclaimed author's latest novel--an ultra-hip conspiracy thriller in which a shadowy group dedicated to the downfall of consumerism draws 17-year-old Hunter Braque into a web of brand-name intrigue.

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In this ultra-hip conspiracy thriller by Philip K. Dick honoree Scott Westerfeld, a shadowy group dedicated to the downfall of consumerism draws a street savvy 17-year-old into its web of brand-name intrigue.

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Scott Westerfeld's previous novels have been named New York Times Notable Books of the Year, made the New York Times essential summer reading list, and been awarded the Philip K. Dick Special Citation.

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my_dear_watson, September 5, 2006 (view all comments by my_dear_watson)
i loved this book. it was my first scott westerfield book and probably the best book i've ever read. the rating system only goes up to five but if i had a choice i would give it a 12/5. wonderful book, definite page turner.
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nicoleslaw89, July 20, 2006 (view all comments by nicoleslaw89)
This was my first Scott Westerfeld book and it definitly was not my last. He is hands down my favorite author simply because he knows how to tell a joke along with a good story. When the cool hunter..hunter (seriously what else could he name him) stumbles upon Jen, the quirky innovater (which i am by the way) he starts getting into trouble. I love this book because there is as much suspense as there is comdey and it tends to be funny without being corny as most books tend to lean towards. The whole book i was rooting for Hunter and Jen (mostly hunter though...and im not going to lie if hunter was a real person, i would be crazy not to date him. silly jen) Though the book can be confusing at times it is truly one of my favorite books of all time. One cool thing in it is that Westerfeld refuses to name lables and instead uses clues so the reader knows what he is talking about without compromising the integrity of the book (and prehaps saved him some royalty money as well) If you do read it (which you should) you need the time to sit down and read it slowly and cover to cover because there is so much detail you need to remember and process. overall, 5 stars.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781595140005
Author:
Westerfeld, Scott
Publisher:
Razorbill
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Mystery
Subject:
Suspense/Thriller
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Children s 12-Up - Fiction - Espionage
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
71
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.70x5.84x.86 in. .93 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Aptly-named Hunter spots street trends for 'a certain shoe company named after a certain Greek god.' When he meets Jen, he notices her unique shoelaces, and realizes she is an Innovator, a person who invents trends (he's a Trendsetter, someone who is 'cool, so when they pick up an innovation, it becomes cool'). Mandy, Hunter's boss, invites Hunter and Jen to do some 'original thinking,' but when the two arrive at the location, they find only her cell phone — and 'the coolest shoes we'd ever seen.' The pair begins their search for Mandy and the people behind the shoes, before the 'bad guys' get Hunter. They depend on other cool hunters, from tech-savvy Lexa to high-society Hillary, to help decipher the clues, and they take risks themselves (going undercover to a posh party, breaking into buildings). There's fun to be had (at the party, rich guests get shampoo samples that turn out to be purple dye), and while readers may lose track of pieces of the plot (or not quite believe the roller skating leader of the underground), they will get swept up in the mystery. Hunter weaves in compelling stories, such as how purple became associated with royalty, and draws a parallel between the spreading of trends and a flu epidemic. (Though the hero refuses to name brands, readers will quickly figure out product names based on his clues.) Ultimately, Westerfeld's (Midnighters) entertaining adventure doubles as a smart critique on marketing and our consumer culture. Ages 12-up. (Sept.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Penguin's new Razorbill imprint for young adults presents the critically acclaimed author's latest novel--an ultra-hip conspiracy thriller in which a shadowy group dedicated to the downfall of consumerism draws 17-year-old Hunter Braque into a web of brand-name intrigue.
"Synopsis" by , In this ultra-hip conspiracy thriller by Philip K. Dick honoree Scott Westerfeld, a shadowy group dedicated to the downfall of consumerism draws a street savvy 17-year-old into its web of brand-name intrigue.
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