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Posted March 27, 2014
¿Danger is my middle name.¿ Maisie Danger Brown can actually sa
“Danger is my middle name.” Maisie Danger Brown can actually say that. Maisie is not a typical teenager. She’s been pretty sheltered. She lives in Salt Lake City and she’s home schooled. Being raised by two scientists’ parents makes her very book smart. Her only friend is Luther, a boy from her neighborhood. She always dreamed of being an Astronaut. When an opportunity to attend Astronaut summer boot camp in Texas comes along she jumps at the chance. She wants to get out and see more of the world. Maisie was born with one arm and her prosthetic arm she lovingly calls pincher. When she arrives at boot camp she decides to not wear uncomfortable pincher. Maisie isn’t use to all the people staring at her. She doesn’t let the mean comments bother her. In fact, she makes a joke when some boys gross out about her missing limb. A very good looking boy named Jonathon Wilder acts like her missing arm is no big deal and he flirts with her. Maisie is hooked. She experiences her first crush and first kiss. And she can tell you the exact number of kisses it was too. She’s paired off with a group of super geniuses and they are told whoever scores the best will take a ride into space. Of course Maisie’s diverse group is picked along with Wilder to go into space. Wilder suddenly dumps Maisie and she’s left sad and dejected. But she doesn’t let that stop her from enjoying the dream of a lifetime— going into space. This is when Maisie’s world turns upside down.
I’ll try not to give more away about the story because you just need to read it for yourself with no spoilers. There are many twists and turns you’ll never predict. You won’t know who the bad guys are and who is good. Things seem so bleak and dark at times you can’t imagine how anything good will turn out.
When I first heard about this book I was excited to read about a female superhero. This story wasn’t what I expected. I thought it would be more comic book style. You know a lot of “POW!” “BANG! “ “KA-POW!” I was pleasantly surprised the story was even better. It has a realistic scientific feel to the process of becoming a superhero. Maisie is my new favorite main character. She’s a normal teenager with flutters in her stomach when a certain boy is near. But for her age she’s smart and takes the responsibility of the world on her shoulders.
If you read Sci-fi books like “Ender’s Game” or enjoyed the movie you’ll love this book. It sort of reminds me of the 1986 movie “Space Camp.”But only at the beginning of the book, this story takes on a whole new original twist. I loved Luther and his usage of “Frak.” (It made me think of Battlestar Galactica. The old and much better one. My husband doesn’t agree. But turning Starbuck into a girl was detrimental in my eyes.) Dangerous even has a great romance. This is my kind of story— a mix of Superheroes, Sci-fi, Romance, and all wrapped nicely in a YA novel.
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Posted March 18, 2014
This book is amazing. I loved all the characters, all the twists, and all the adventure. The romance in this book is kinda mature, so I recommend this book for girls ages 14+. I was surprized when I realized that Shannon Hale wrote this book, because she only really writes fairytale-like stuff. However, I give this book 5 out of 5 (10 stars if possible x)) Read this book NOW!!!!!
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