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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review: Outlaw by Stephen Davies

Outlaw by Stephen Davies.

Outlaw by Stephen Davies

Clarion Books
Publication Date: November 2011
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780547390178

Review: "Grunt, grunt. Come on…I'm almost there." Outlaw, by Stephen Davies is a book filled a variety of scenes keeping you on the edge of your seat. Outlaw is a story about a teen boy named, Jake Knight, who is an Outlaw. Outlaw is a book for all ages and I think it should be shared worldwide. So if you are looking for a book filled with brother-sister love, some action and some surprises, Outlaw is the book for you.

Jake Knight, a 15-year-old, has just broken into a jail. His dean realizes this and Jake is expelled from the school for several weeks and must travel to Burkina Faso in Africa to where his parents live. Not only is Jake a young scamp, but he actually has a special talent too. Jake is able to run up walls. He learns most of his skills from YouTube. For example, he learns several electronic tricks, like how to charge his phone without electricity, which might just come in handy. He thinks this suspension from school and going to Africa is going to simply be a fun-filled vacation under the sun. But throughout his travel to Africa, kidnappers, terrorists and Yakuuba Sor - the most wanted kidnapper in Africa - await him. Jake will have to use his knowledge and special skills to get out of these situations. Will he be successful? If you want to see you'll have to read Outlaw and of the best books ever written!!!

Stephen Davies has written a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. You'll be also biting your nails half the time. Outlaw is an amazing book filled with a big variety of subjects: death, betrayal, love and happiness. If you want to go sit down and read a great book, Outlaw is the book for you. Overall, Outlaw is an interesting book to me since I love action and adventure. Jake is the type of character that is just like my favorite. This setting in Africa propelled to me into learning Africana language and places in Africa. Since Africa has some boundaries, Jake can climb right above them giving him a fast advantage to move around Africa. So I think Africa is a great setting for this type of character. Outlaw is an amazing book. Don't waste any time - go read Outlaw now!!

Review written by Logan (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Outlaw for this review.

Have you read Outlaw? How would you rate it?

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