Scan by Sarah FineScan by Sarah Fine


bySarah Fine, Walter Jury

Paperback | April 14, 2015

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A riveting, fast-paced adventure, Scan is a clever alien thriller with muscle and heart.

Tate and his father don’t exactly get along. As Tate sees it, his father has unreasonably high expectations for Tate to be the best—at everything. Tate finally learns what he’s being prepared for when he steals one of his dad’s odd tech inventions and mercenaries ambush the school, killing his father in the process and sending Tate on the run from aliens who look just like humans. 

Even with all he knows like how to defend himself with useful tools made out of bubblegum, Tate fears he’s still inadequate.  With the help of his girlfriend and estranged mother, all Tate can really do is keep moving and ensure his father’s invention stays out of the hands of his pursuers and that his father didn’t die in vain.

“Car chases, explosions and action galore—awesome.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A high-octane thriller.”—Publishers Weekly

Walter Jury works in the film industry. This is his debut novel. Sarah Fine is a clinical child pyschologist and the author of Sanctum, the first book in the Guards of the Shadowlands series.
Title:ScanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.42 × 0.81 inPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014242398X

ISBN - 13:9780142423981


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A book with a super smart guy Not exactly what I was hoping it would be, but it isn't that bad either. It has a mystery, action, and romance in it. But I have to say that the main guy is so smart. Wow, who would have thought to make a weapon with all those daily life things?! It is kind of really interesting to seen those chemistry things used in the book as a weapon. It is quit cool. Might read the next one when I finish some of the other books on my to-read list.
Date published: 2016-12-15

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Scan:"A high-octane thriller...the cinematic approach and constant action make this a satisfying page-turner."—Publishers Weekly"A thriller at its core... Massive explosions, deadly shoot-outs, and harrowing escapes make this an exciting read for boys."—VOYA"Car chases, explosions and action galore—awesome."—Kirkus Reviews"A sci-fi book that reads as fast as a locomotive—and the action is just as nonstop. Be forewarned  before you begin to read—you won’t be able to put it down until the very last page.”—