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When 16-year-old Shay's brother goes missing, she and her social activist friends must take on an evil corporation based in Eugene, Oregon, in order to save him. The first of a new series, Uncaged is a wild ride with its fearless characters and heart-stopping plot twists.
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Publisher Comments:

#1 New York Times bestselling Prey author John Sandford and Michele Cook debut a high-octane young adult thriller series.

Shay Remby arrives in Hollywood with $58 and a handmade knife, searching for her brother, Odin.

Odin’s a brilliant hacker but a bit of a loose cannon. He and a group of radical animal-rights activists hit a Singular Corp. research lab in Eugene, Oregon. The raid was a disaster, but Odin escaped with a set of highly encrypted flash drives and a post-surgical dog.

When Shay gets a frantic 3 a.m. phone call from Odin — talking about evidence of unspeakable experiments, and a ruthless corporation, and how he must hide — she’s concerned. When she gets a menacing visit from Singular’s security team, she knows: her brother’s a dead man walking.

What Singular doesn’t know — yet — is that 16-year-old Shay is every bit as ruthless as their security force, and she will burn Singular to the ground, if that’s what it takes to save her brother.

Review:

"Adult thriller writer Sandford (the Prey novels) teams up with his wife, Cook, for a story of teens fighting a corrupt system, first in the Singular Menace series. After Shay Remby's brother gets involved with radical animal rights activists, she goes looking for him, winding up in Hollywood. There, she falls in with the charismatic artist Twist, who persuades her to use her climbing and survival skills to get involved in artistic protests and other social activism. Soon, Shay reunites with her brother, who brings along the dog he rescued from cruel experiments designed to replace lost limbs through advanced technology, and Shay and her new friends must confront a ruthless secret project that's willing to kill to keep them quiet. Sandford and Cook keep tension high, packing the narrative full of twists. Shay's extended detour into social activism doesn't quite jibe with the technothriller side of the novel, giving it a disjointed feel. Still, it's a solid story with a strong premise, helped along by intriguing characters, shifting loyalties, and some exciting moments. Ages 12 – up. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (July) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

“[A] fabulous mix of outlandish hijinks, techno-noir, and teen cheek — L.A. style.” Booklist, starred review

About the Author

John Sandford is the author of thirty-six published novels, all of which have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller lists. Uncaged is his YA debut.

Michele Cook is a journalist and crime reporter making her fiction debut with this series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385753067
Author:
John Sandford and Michele Cook
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Author:
Sandford, John
Author:
Cook, Michele
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Series:
The Singular Menace
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6.12 x 1.38 in 1.3375 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 416 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780385753067 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

When 16-year-old Shay's brother goes missing, she and her social activist friends must take on an evil corporation based in Eugene, Oregon, in order to save him. The first of a new series, Uncaged is a wild ride with its fearless characters and heart-stopping plot twists.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Adult thriller writer Sandford (the Prey novels) teams up with his wife, Cook, for a story of teens fighting a corrupt system, first in the Singular Menace series. After Shay Remby's brother gets involved with radical animal rights activists, she goes looking for him, winding up in Hollywood. There, she falls in with the charismatic artist Twist, who persuades her to use her climbing and survival skills to get involved in artistic protests and other social activism. Soon, Shay reunites with her brother, who brings along the dog he rescued from cruel experiments designed to replace lost limbs through advanced technology, and Shay and her new friends must confront a ruthless secret project that's willing to kill to keep them quiet. Sandford and Cook keep tension high, packing the narrative full of twists. Shay's extended detour into social activism doesn't quite jibe with the technothriller side of the novel, giving it a disjointed feel. Still, it's a solid story with a strong premise, helped along by intriguing characters, shifting loyalties, and some exciting moments. Ages 12 – up. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (July) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , “[A] fabulous mix of outlandish hijinks, techno-noir, and teen cheek — L.A. style.”
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