Parker and his family share a secret: they can, with the help of advanced technology, communicate between themselves through their thoughts. Read more...
Parker and his family share a secret: they can, with the help of advanced technology, communicate between themselves through their thoughts.
When Parker, his dad, and sister Emma move to New York three years after his mother s death, Parker is having a hard time. He misses London and his friends, his father is distracted with his new job, and Emma is looking out for "him" instead of the other way around.
And then Parker s dad, on the cusp of a technological breakthrough, is kidnapped. Thanks to a message his dad sent telepathically before the signal cut off, Parker is suddenly on a rescue mission. Now Parker and Emma, along with their friend Michael and Polly the pig, must confront the only link to their father a dangerous man locked away in an asylum. But all the signs point to one thing: the company his dad works for is up to something big. "Huge. "A perfectly sinister project that threatens far more than Parker s family. A project called SIX."
- ISBN-13: 9781481420693
- ISBN-10: 1481420690
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
- Publish Date: May 2015
- Page Count: 368
- Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-04-06
- Reviewer: Staff
After 12-year-old Parker Banks’s scientist father is kidnapped, it’s up to Parker, his deaf younger sister Emma, and their friend Michael to track him down. As the three children peel back the layers of the mystery, they find a massive conspiracy. Who is the person posting online as Anteater, and how does he or she know so much? Why is the enigmatic Solomon Gladstone in a mental institution under a false name? And what is project SIX? Luckily, Parker and Emma have a secret of their own: the ability to communicate telepathically through their father’s technology. Vaughan (The Ability) puts an intriguing spin on the classic SF conceits of teleportation and telepathy, providing a plausible way for these young heroes to face off against an all-powerful corporation. The open-ended conclusion leaves room for further exploration of a concept that is full of potential, and Vaughan’s considered portrayal of 10-year-old Emma, who doesn’t let her deafness slow her down in the least, is particularly well done. Ages 8–12. Agent: Tina Wexler, ICM. (May)