MacHale, D. J.
New York : Razorbill, 2013
“It was the perfect night for a football game. And for death. Not that the two have anything in common. When you hear the term ‘sudden death,’ you normally don’t expect there to be an actual loss of life, sudden or otherwise, but there was nothing normal about that night. It was the night it began. The night of the death. The first death.”
Tucker Pierce lives the
normal life of a high school freshman, playing football
and trying to be brave enough to ask a girl out. The
mysterious death of his fellow teammate Marty begins a
series of strange events that are anything but normal or
boring. Tucker witnesses a strange midnight explosion
over the ocean involving an odd flying object and finds
a pile of mysterious red rocks on the beach. When the
Maine island he lives on is placed under a forced
quarantine by SYLO, a secret branch of the US Navy,
Tucker realizes that his normal life is about to
change. Read SYLO by D. J. MacHale to follow
Tucker on his journey of adventure, mystery, and
national conspiracies. (Prepared by: Dana
Whelchel, Liberty Middle School, South
Carolina Junior Book Award)
Amidst suspicious quarantine orders for a seemingly nonexistent virus, a martial takeover by an organization called SYLO, and a new drug that gives dangerous strength to the user, everyday life is suddenly turned upside down for high school football player Tucker Pierce and his entire island community. Tucker makes the risky decision to escape to the mainland state only to find that the mysterious situation is even more extensive than he imagined. The sequels are STORM and STRIKE. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
|SUBJECTS: Conspiracies -- Fiction.
Space ships -- Fiction.
Maine -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.