by Brian Falkner
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September, 2010
List Price: $17.99
Review: Right now it could be going through your computer, looking at all your personal files. It could download a virus to your computer. It could do anything. Now I know what your thinking, "I have security, nothing can get through that." Oh but it can, it could even control you, and that's exactly what it will do. That is what fourteen year old Sam Wilson, the narrator of Brain Jack by Brian Falkner, found out.
Sam Wilson was just trying to get some new computer equipment, but ended up, "Bringing the United States to its knees." Sam starts out as one of the greatest computer hackers of the world. It is just after a nuclear bomb has hit Las Vegas and turns it into a giant poisonous dust bowl. This is the result of a huge terrorist attack. But right now Sam is just an average kid. Soon Sam hacks into a huge computer company in order to get the next coolest thing for computers, neuro headsets. These headsets are the most amazing man made headsets ever, because they allow you to connect to the internet literally through your head. You could surf the web without using a key board! You just think and whatever you think appears on the screen in your head. But there is a dark secret that goes with the headsets-; when you connect to the Internet it's like your brain is actually connected to the Internet. Unfortunately Sam hasn't figured this out yet. To find all this out, Sam goes on a dangerous adventure that involves being hunted down by pretty much the whole world. How will he survive all this?
Brain Jack is a thrilling and frightening adventure. The author did an amazing job with descriptions; you can see the whole story happening right in front of you. .I love the way the author leaves just the right amount of suspense. I literally could not put the book down. Sam's ways and opinions are very interesting throughout the book. Sam is a super intelligent boy who knows everything about computers. I am amazed at how much he knows about technology. I give the author a ton of credit for knowing all that stuff about computers. To sum it all up this book is an action- packed fight, with a side romance in it. Brain Jack would be a great read for anyone who loves action stories.
Review written by Savannah (6th grade student).
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