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Paperback Details
  • 10/2015
  • 978-0989420570
  • 234 pages
  • $14.95
Ebook Details
  • 10/2015
  • 9780989420587
  • 234 pages
  • $3.99
Capitol Kid
Bill Gourgey, author

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

A homeless teen with nothing to lose… A corrupt politician with everything to lose… What could possibly go wrong?

On the run from local drug dealers, a young hacker hides out in the U.S. Capitol and soon finds himself entangled in a dastardly political conspiracy. 

From the shadows of the U.S. Capitol, can a runaway change his country?

When thirteen-year-old Boot doesn’t have the money to pay his mom’s drug dealer, he must flee or face certain death at the hands of the gang leader who rules his DC neighborhood. The glittering dome of the United States Capitol Building, which looks like the Emerald City of Oz from across the Anacostia River, seems like an ideal hide out until Boot discovers that the halls of Congress may not be all that different from the ruthless streets he fled. In Capitol Kid, a well-heeled politician at the pinnacle of power squares off with a savvy street urchin in a thrilling showdown that shakes Washington, DC.

A Rare View of the Gilded Halls of Congress

From the Senate Chamber's renowned Candy Desk to bizarre accounts of murder and intrigue in the halls of Congress, this book is peppered with eye-popping historical facts of one of our nation's most prominent landmarks: the U.S. Capitol Building.

You Won't Look At Your Smartphone the Same Way Ever Again

Is it really true that your phone's camera and mic can be hacked? Ever wonder if your IDs and passwords are safe? This book offers a chilling account of how readily available apps and black market devices can be used to spy on our every conversation and keystroke. It's fiction, but just barely.

This fast-paced book will make you laugh, cry, and will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 8.50 out of 10

Assessment:

Gourgey's smart mystery-thriller is a well-constructed game of wits. In it, 13-year-old Boot, after becoming homeless, secretly holes up in a chamber below the Capital building, hacking into the Capitol's private network, ultimately uncovering a senator's nefarious scheme with the help of a kind ally. A strong and original plot and well-wrought prose, and believable, well-developed characters, make this a very satisfying read.

Date Submitted: June 01, 2016

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 10/2015
  • 978-0989420570
  • 234 pages
  • $14.95
Ebook Details
  • 10/2015
  • 9780989420587
  • 234 pages
  • $3.99

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