Sunday 17 May 2009


Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big-pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the Innovators, the people on the very cusp of cool. Seventeen-year-old Hunter Braque’s job is finding them for the retail market.

But when a big-money client disappears, Hunter must use all his cool-hunting talents to find her.Along the way he’s drawn into a web of brand-name intrigue—a missing cargo of the coolest shoes he’s ever seen, ads for products that don’t exist, and a shadowy group dedicated to the downfall of consumerism as we know it.

Yes, I had another Scott Westerfeld weekend. :)

I actually read this book in one sitting. It's a very strange book. In a very good way. It's a little hard to describe without giving everything away, but I really, really enjoyed it. Hunter was a very likeable character who gets himself into a series of very odd situations after he meets Jen.

Scott writes his characters with the perfect blend of mystery, bravery, and boldness that suck you right into the story. In a world where trends change constantly and no one ever seems to question why one thing is cool and another isn't, or why it's suddenly So Yesterday, I found this story to mirror our society in a bizarre way.

Another excellent book! Now I can't wait to read Scott's Midnighters series.


K. said...

I've been considering this one for a while -- just haven't had the chance to get out and get a copy. Glad to see you liked it -- I'm thinking I might, too. ;-)

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hey Kelly! I'm on a total Scott Westerfeld roll. He's so good! Love his stuff. :) Let me know what you think if/when you read it.

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