Review Blog

Aug 03 2009

Sharp Shot by Jack Higgins and Justin Richards

cover image

Harper Collins, 2009. (Series: Danger runs in the family)
(Ages 12+) John Chance on a dangerous mission in Iraq in 1990, sets the scene for an equally danger filled operation today as his two children are kidnapped by an old enemy, blackmailing him to return a statue left in the desert all those years go. The stage is set for a thrilling, fast paced adventure as the twins, Jade and Rich must make some fast and decisive decisions while their father is away.
Escaping a group of highly armed and dangerous killers, Jade and Rich throw in their lot with the stranger who came to their door asking for help. They realise that he is not what he seems when Rich is taken by the pursuers, and Jade, left with McCain, comes to understand that she is being held. Their father, in an effort to free Jade, complies with McCain's requests, and in coming to the desert to swap the statue for the girl, is left with his small party alone and bereft of anything which may save their lives. But in the manner of all good thrillers, they are rescued, and can then fight back.
A credible, page turning adventure, this story, one in a series about the Chance twins, will please high spirited upper primary and lower secondary readers, wanting something closer than World War Two, and complete with descriptions of the weaponry and technology now used in war and peace.
Fran Knight

BUY IT NOW ON booktopia
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
CBCA shortlists 2017
2017 ABIA longlist
The Stella Prize shortlist for 2017
YA Book Prize 2017 shortlist
Reading Children's book prize shortlist
Indie Book Awards 2017
CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 shortlist
School Library Association Information Book Award 2017
2017 UKLA Book Awards shortlists
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates