Review by Jill Williamson
Charlie West wakes up tied to a chair in a torture room. He doesn’t know how he got there. He manages to escape and tries to figure out what happened. But the bad guys come after him and so do the good guys. He’s a wanted man on all sides. As the story progresses, we get flashbacks of Charlie’s ordinary high school life. As we wonder how on earth this sweet guy got mixed up in all this, the puzzle pieces together in our minds.
Great idea for a story. I loved the mystery of what was going on and how things unfolded. Conveniently enough, Charlie is a black belt in Karate. Good thing. Because everyone is chasing him down. I soon realized that there were not enough pages left to resolve the story to my satisfaction, and really, when I closed the book at the end, it didn’t feel at all like an ending. Just the end of a chapter. Looks like the books read as one big story. So I’m off to read book two and three, because I have to know what’s going on! A fun and suspenseful read.
Jill Williamson is the author of the medieval fantasy novel By Darkness Hid. An avid reader, she started Novel Teen Book Reviews to help teens find clean and entertaining books to read and is excited with the new direction the site has taken. Jill also runs an online website for teen writers at www.teenageauthor.com where she enjoys helping new writers develop their skill. She and her husband have worked with teens in the youth pastor role for the past eleven years. You can learn more about Jill on her website at www.jillwilliamson.com.