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About The Book
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.
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 12, 2015)
- Length: 368 pages
- ISBN13: 9781481420716
- Grades: 3 - 7
- Ages: 8 - 12
- Lexile ® 690L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Raves and Reviews
STARRED REVIEW: "Three kids, a pet pig and a helpful chauffeur must unravel a mystery of cosmic proportions. Creative details, likable characters and an X-Files-worthy mystery keep the pages turning, but it is the supportive and loving Banks family that makes this story shine. A surprise ending will encourage readers to think beyond the text and grapple with some real-world dilemmas. Inventive, entertaining and thought-provoking."
"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."
– Publishers Weekly
"Readers will be drawn into the story with its swift, adventurous plot."
– Booklist Online
“This action-packedscience fiction novel is a page-turner. Vaughan has created characters that thereader will root for, especially with the strong bond that she has establishedbetween Parker and Emma. Her imaginative gadgets and devices will delight fans.Recommended.”
– School Library Connection
Awards and Honors
- Kansas NEA Reading Circle List Junior Title
- Keystone to Reading Secondary Reading List (PA)
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- Author Photo (jpg): M.M. Vaughan Photograph courtesy of the author(0.1 MB)
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