Finn’s Rocket is the next installment of the kids action series. It is summer vacation and Gabby is headed to Space Camp while Finn is in the rocket competition. Gabby is a bit apprehensive at first, but soon finds that she is enjoying the Space Camp experience. Things go horribly wrong when the camp director has nefarious plans of her own that involve sending Gabby into space. Finn races to the rescue talking his way onto a commercial space flight. However, finding Gabby and bringing her home safely are two different things.
I am kind of torn about this book. It seems as if it can’t decide if it is for the middle grade crowd, as Gabby’s side of the story, and the cover art, is appropriate for, or for older teens as Finn’s side of the story is. I do feel that kidnapping for unauthorized experiments and fatal terrorist attacks have little place in fun fiction for elementary school kids. That said, the story is action packed and always moving full speed ahead. The supporting characters add greatly to the story and the plethora of science and geography information included makes this a terrific adventure. Certainly it something the Jr High crowd and up will enjoy.
This bookworm award “Finn’s Rocket” 3 Tomes
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About the Book
Title: Finn’s Rocket: A Surfer Catches Air (Finn’s Fast Books, Book #3) | Authors: Serena Schreiber | Publication Date: November 1, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 176 | Recommended Ages: 7 to 12
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Finn’s summer vacation plans didn’t include leaving the planet.
When his little sister gets kidnapped from space camp, Finn will do anything and go anywhere to get her back. Even the international space station.
The Buzz About “Finn’s Fast Books”
Finn’s Ship: “The story blends Finn’s American upbringing with his German heritage, acquainting the reader with the many similarities and differences in food, culture, language, transportation and family values.” ~ Candy 613, Amazon
Finn’s Ship: “The author did a marvelous job bringing the characters to life and making the reader feel apart of each scene.” ~ Glen G., Amazon
Finn’s Car: “I really enjoyed reading this book! Very fun to read and it’s something that teens will love to read. I recommend it to everyone!” ~ Jocelyn, Amazon
Finn’s Car: “A well-paced, funny and highly infectious read!” ~ Bree W., Amazon
About the Author: Serena Schreiber
First published in Brooklyn in third grade, Serena Schreiber took a circuitous route through Europe to settle in Florida. When not writing for kids or scientists, she follows her other muse, fantasy. She’s a happy co-conspirator of Florida Writers Association Youth Program and runs the Howl at the Moon Writers Jam. Serena has two amazing children, a handsome husband, and a turtle named Bolt.