Summary: Chris Collins is a student at Georgia Tech. In the beginning of the school year an FBI agent comes to tell Chris his friend, Win, is missing. Chris was the last to see Win when they went on a bike trip. They traveled from coast to coast. In the end of their trip, Chris and Win get in a fight and they split up. Now Chris has to find Win.
Evaluation: I really enjoyed this book. It was hard to get used to how the chapters were set up for a while.
Summary: A boy, Chris Coggans, and his lifelong friend decide to go across the nation on a bike trip. The two get into an argument that sends them their separate ways. Later Chris get questioned about his friend Win’s disappearance, so he decides to take matters into his own hands and find out what really happened to his friend.
Evaluation: Although I’m not a huge fan of mystery, I did enjoy this book. The author used good imagery, so you were able to completely understand the situations. I did think it would have been more of a sports book. Over all it was very interesting, and I would recommend the book.
Summary: Chris Collins and his best friend Win Coggans go on a bike trip across the entire nation over summer vacation. At the end of their trip they get split up, and when Chris gets back and starts his life at Georgia Tech University he is met by an FBI agent. The FBI agent starts an investigation concerning the disappearance of his friend Win. Chris goes over the trip in his mind to see if there were any signs as to where Win was. The FBI agent makes Chris’ life stressful, and he realizes that the only way for him to get back to his normal life he must find Win himself.
Evaluation: I liked this book very much. I enjoyed how the author organized the book. She introduced all the characters, then went in to the main adventure, but kept switching back to reality to explain certain elements. The author also made it easy to understand so the book never was confusing.
Shift is about two long-time friends who take a cross-country bike ride the summer before college. Along the way, they get into an argument and split up. Chris, who the book follows, assumes his friend Win went alone to Seattle like they had planned. But when he gets to college and is questioned by an FBI agent about Win’s dissapearance, Chris starts to wonder what really happened.
I thought this book was OK. I liked the plot, however I think the author could have elaborated more with her writing to make it more interesting; it’s a little bland. But the local aspect is fun. The mystery is pretty gripping, and even though the writing isn’t very detailed, you keep flipping pages. I think the author captures the two boys’ need and want for adventure well, and she makes them seem very college-y.
Summary: Chris Collins in a freshman at Georgia Tech University. The school year is just starting when an FBI agent comes and tells Chris that his best friend Win disappeared. He then tells Chris that he was the last one to see Win. Chris and Win went on a cross country bike ride from the east coast to the west coast. After a while, towards the end of their bike trip, they get into a huge argument, and Win and Chris separate. Chris assumes that he went to his uncle’s house. But the FBI agent tells him that the uncle doesn’t exist. Chris realizes that to clear his own name, he must find Win.
Opinion: I really enjoyed this book. I liked how the chapters flipped from present day to back to the bike trip. It would be pretty scary to be a prime suspect in an investigation.
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Recommendations: Tentacles, Cryptic Hunters, Fallen Angels, Alex Rider series.