Smasher by Scott BlySmasher by Scott Bly


byScott Bly

Hardcover | April 1, 2014

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Two children race the clock to stop a futuristic murderer in this riveting suspense thriller.

In thirty days, a cold-hearted corporate tycoon will unleash a deadly biological computer virus on the entire world. As the public eagerly awaits his invention that promises ultimate relaxation, harmony, and community, the evil big-businesssorcerer plans to put an end to freedom.

Can he be stopped? The world's only hope is if Charlie, a math genius with otherworldly skills, and Geneva, a robotic girl from the future, can team up to track down some very dark secrets. With a method that uses atomic particles, Genevaand Charlie use "Smasher" to break through the walls of time. They travel to find an unlikely solution. But will it work?

Fresh, unique, and gripping, this page-turner also celebrates the power of love, hope, and friendship as it also raises provocative questions about technology, progress, and the nature of persecution.

SCOTT BLY has been a math/computer whiz since childhood. A part-time computer teacher for fun, his arresting new book is completely contemporary for today's readers, gamers, and anyone with a cell phone, tablet, or computer. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. You can visit him at
Title:SmasherFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.57 × 5.89 × 0.9 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545141184

ISBN - 13:9780545141185


Read from the Book

From SmasherGarcia had almost reached the boy. Charlie was just below, balanced on a railing. His eyes were closed. The kid's gonna jump. He's gonna jump, and my job is on the line. Capture him alive. Gotta capture him alive.The boy leaned out into space.Garcia threw himself down the last five stairs. He intended to tackle him. But he was too late.The kid stepped into the void and dropped like a rock. Garcia felt the tips of his fingers brush the boy as Charlie hurtled by. He reached after the falling body, heedless of his own safety.Below, arms stretched out. Soldiers tried to catch the boy any way they could. But gravity pulled harder and faster. Charlie plummeted toward the ground . . ."Where is he?" Garcia screamed.Because Charlie had disappeared.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Smasher:"Debut author Bly smashes time travel and robots together with the fantasy of magic in a fun, adventurous way. Charlie's a hero for smart, quiet kids who will find a lot to love in this story." -Booklist"The fast-paced plot, supersaturated with technology and complex puzzles, is warmed by Geneva and Charlie's unlikely friendship . . . An unusual premise vibrates with a combination of science and magic." -Kirkus