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Watchdog by Will McIntosh
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May 07, 2019 | ISBN 9781524713874
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A Junior Library Guild Selection

“The grim setting is vividly depicted, and the clever-kid-against-mean-adult trope is both plausible and very satisfying. The fast-paced narrative readily conveys the looming sense of ever present danger. Engaging, suspenseful, and with nearly all the vivid fighting confined to robots, this gritty tale is perfect for a younger audience than most post-apocalyptic stories.”—Kirkus Reviews

Middle graders will enjoy the robot elements as well as the fast-paced action as the twins evade violence and mete out some of their own…This compelling drama with cool tech themes and bad guys getting their comeuppance is a winner; hand to fans of Michael Buckley’s “NERDS” and Stuart Gibbs’s “Spy School” series —SLJ

“This fast-paced sci-fi adventure with an unsettling dystopian atmosphere should find easy appeal among a wide range of readers.” —Booklist

“I fell for the insane suspense and the well-crafted and diverse characters, but mostly the wholly original plot, which spoke to my family of obsessive ‘collectors’ of Pokémon and Magic the Gathering. And the insane ending! The ending felt like first-class Michael Crichton, or the original Maze Runner, where you don’t know how crazy unreal things are until the very end. It’s got the bones of classic sci-fi—it’s got legs. . . . Burning Midnight is for (1) adrenaline junkies and gamers, (2) obsessive collectors, and (3) people wo can’t get enough of crazy endings. I’m all of these things, and I loved it.” —Margaret Stohl, author of Marvel’s Black Widow: Forever Red and coauthor of the internationally bestselling Beautiful Creatures series
“In an impressive YA debut, adult SF author McIntosh spins an action-packed adventure. . . . An engaging cast and thought-provoking premise help fuel this thriller.” —Publishers Weekly
“A quick read with likable characters, the story is well paced with a quirky view of the future. A great addition to YA sci-fi shelves.” —SLJ
“[With] a film-ready action climax . . . this fast-paced urban quest wears its agenda on its sleeve, but it’s conveyed with verve and an endearing sense of justice.” —Kirkus Reviews

“With an inventive premise, this sci-fi adventure offers a scavenger hunt story with layers both political and emotional. The detailed backstory and underlying logic are clearly conveyed without dragging down the pace, and the plot manages to twist and surprise. . . . Ultimately a winning story of friendship in the face of easy money and power, this novel has much to offer the reader who’s up for something new.” —The Bulletin


Indiana Young Hoosier Award NOMINEE 2019

Texas Bluebonnet Master List SELECTION 2019

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