About the Book
Title: Finn’s Rocket: A Surfer Catches Air (Finn’s Fast Books, Book #3) | Authors: Serena Schreiber | Publication Date: November 1, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 176 | Recommended Ages: 7 to 12
Finn’s summer vacation plans didn’t include leaving the planet.
When his little sister gets kidnapped from space camp, Finn will do anything and go anywhere to get her back. Even the international space station.
Finn’s Rocket is seriously packed with adventure. If a middle grade/ young adult reader enjoys sports, extreme sports, and outer space then this is the book for him or her. I loved the character’s voices as each faced serious challenges. Gabi was hesitant about space camp, and fearful in space after she’d been duped to be sent up in space. Finn was insecure about his abilities to get himself and his sister home from outer space, but both brother and sister succeed in overcoming the climax of the book. I really enjoyed how the book explored their sibling relationship and how they cared for each other. Also, while being action packed in so many chapters: space flights, outer space rockets, surfing, and scuba diving; the book was extremely detailed. While I’ve neither scuba-dived or been on a spaceship, I certainly had the experience in the book. Finn’s Rocket does a great job of taking activities that, perhaps, aren’t the most traditional after school activities for young adults, and makes them realistic. Plus, the names in the book are just fantastic; I want a friend named Burrito!
If your reader is interested in adventure, outer space, and extreme sports, then I highly recommend it to them. In fact, even if the reader may not profess an interest in astronauts, I would bet that he or she would enjoy this fast-paced book!
*I received an ARC in return for my honest review.
The Buzz About “Finn’s Fast Books”
Finn’s Ship: “The story blends Finn’s American upbringing with his German heritage, acquainting the reader with the many similarities and differences in food, culture, language, transportation and family values.” ~ Candy 613, Amazon
Finn’s Ship: “The author did a marvelous job bringing the characters to life and making the reader feel apart of each scene.” ~ Glen G., Amazon
Finn’s Car: “I really enjoyed reading this book! Very fun to read and it’s something that teens will love to read. I recommend it to everyone!” ~ Jocelyn, Amazon
Finn’s Car: “A well-paced, funny and highly infectious read!” ~ Bree W., Amazon
About the Author: Serena Schreiber
First published in Brooklyn in third grade, Serena Schreiber took a circuitous route through Europe to settle in Florida. When not writing for kids or scientists, she follows her other muse, fantasy. She’s a happy co-conspirator of Florida Writers Association Youth Program and runs the Howl at the Moon Writers Jam. Serena has two amazing children, a handsome husband, and a turtle named Bolt.