Saturday, October 1, 2016

ARC Review: Ryan Quinn

Ryan Quinn and the Rebel's Escape
by Ron McGee

Bam! Pow! Ryan Quinn and the Rebel’s Escape by Ron McGee is an action-packed novel with secrets agents, rescue missions, and dark secrets soon to be found out. Ryan Quinn lived his whole life thinking his father was a United Nations worker. Yet after being followed by an unknown man who later on would kidnap his mother, Ryan found out his father actually is one of many on a line of Emergency  Rescue Committee, and is on the run. It's up to Ryan to find his father and the person he's saving, Myat Kaw, in five days or else his mother will be killed. Read as Ryan and his new acquaintance, Tasha, continue their action packed journey to find John Quinn and Myat Kaw in Ryan Quinn and the Rebel’s Escape.

          I've been pretty busy lately, so I didn't get the time to really intricately read the novel, but I always thought the main character was so creative. Ryan Quinn always thought he lived a semi-normal life. Although he traveled a lot, he thought his parents had normal jobs and they did regular family things. But, as the book progresses, Ryan finds out that, of course, that his dad is actually a worker in the Emergency Rescue Committee, and also that all those little trips and walks were actually so he could survive on his own. For example, his parents would take him on these. “Moon Hikes”. They would go out for a hike in the dark with no lanterns or flashlights. At first it scared Ryan, but eventually he got used to it. Fast forward a few years later, Ryan is alone in the dark in the woods. He knows exactly what to do because he remembers those Moon Hikes. Ryan is very creative and discovers that his parents did that on purpose so when he would be in this situation, he would remember what to do. Not only does he use these tips, but he adds on to them and becomes successful. Not only is his mind creative, but he also shows strength and determination, which is why Ryan is my favorite character.

The author's purpose behind creating this masterpiece of a book is not only to entertain but spread knowledge and view. As a fluent reader, I thought it was a very entertaining book. It was humorous, action packed, and had a little bit of romance. I never was bored and wanted to put the book down. At first I had my doubts. It was meant for someone a year younger than me and I didn’t usually read adventure books. I usually read sci-fi or historical fiction, not just adventure and action. Yet, when I began reading it was really meant for all ages. Although it was a little easy, it wasn’t too young. It was mature and entertaining. Also, it gave lots of knowledge on culture as Ryan describes where he has lived and things he’s learned from all those places. And when he was in Andakar when he was trying to find his father, you learn about the culture there, too.

In all, I highly recommend “Ryan Quinn and the Rebel’s Escape” by Ron McGee. You’ll never put the book down and it’ll leave you with a positive experience and a new knowledge for different cultures. I give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars. On October 16th, hopefully you’ll be able to see this  novel because it is really worth the read.

Review by Laney J.
*Our class received an ARC of this book to read/review from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review.

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