Lockdown: Volume Eight (Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution Series)

Lockdown: Volume Eight (Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution Series)

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by Matthew K Manning, Leonardo Ito
     
 

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With one member in exile and others on lockdown, the Revolution team is falling apart fast and their enemies are picking up the pieces! With each new Artifact, the gang of troublesome teens, known as the Collective, grows more and more powerful. If the team can't pull themselves together, the Revolution might be overthrown by evil.

Overview

With one member in exile and others on lockdown, the Revolution team is falling apart fast and their enemies are picking up the pieces! With each new Artifact, the gang of troublesome teens, known as the Collective, grows more and more powerful. If the team can't pull themselves together, the Revolution might be overthrown by evil.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Jennifer M. Miskec
In book 5, the first of the newest four books in Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution series, the youngest members of the Revolution crew are working together without direct supervision. Things are going well at first: Dylan and Amy are scoping out a skate park in Minneapolis, and Joey and Omar are checking out some local caves in St. Paul, both teams hot on the heels of the magical skateboard fragment they have traced to the region. Both teams soon run into trouble, though, when members of the Collective, their evil counterparts, find the teens and attempt to claim the fragment for themselves. Of course the Revolution team obtains the fragment and gets away safely, with just a little help from their elders, but as soon as the team completes one mission, they head right to another: Venice in book 6, Mexico in book 7, and Hawaii in book 8. In each volume, new characters are introduced and old characters resurface, sometimes helping the Revolution crew and sometimes exposing their vulnerabilities. After reading books 5—8, this series seems like NCIS for ?tween boys. With the silver-haired and unflinching director, Eldrick, followed by his loyal, talented, and street-smart team of agents, each book plays out like a new episode: a different villain, a new location, a special agent's skill set highlighted, maybe even a little flirtation between the cast. The series is gratifying for the same reasons the favorite TV drama is gratifying: because it is familiar, part changing story and part single overarching narrative (to get all of the magic fragments of Tony Hawk's busted skateboard). The shift to graphic novel style at the climax in each book also adds to the visual quality of the series. The premise is a bit silly, but the series is still good fun. (Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution) Reviewer: Jennifer M. Miskec
Children's Literature - Naomi Milliner
Volume eight in "Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution" series opens in New York, with two new Collective villains chloroforming an antiques shop owner and stealing her Fragment. Meanwhile, Amy, Omar, and Joey are still in lockdown while Slider (also in NYC) remains exiled, suspected of being a traitor. As luck would have it, before long, Amy and friends are also sent to The Big Apple to locate three more Fragments; they must do so within two hours. Given the time constraint, they split up: Amy travels on foot, Joey on his trusty bike, and Omar via subway. Joey ends up on a boat, forced to relinquish his own personal Fragment; Omar cleverly outwits an entire gang of Collective agents and escapes on his skateboard; and Amy is rescued from two baddies from none other than...Slider! Just when it looks like a happy ending, they all return to headquarters to find it ransacked, and all the precious Fragments they have collected (over the course of the previous eight books) gone. Like the preceding volumes, this includes biographies for Tony Hawk, one of the new characters, and the author, as well as a Q&A with said author. There is also a climactic chapter in the style of a graphic novel and a sneak preview of volume nine. Bottom line: the plot and pacing are brisk; the prose merely serviceable. Still, fans of the series will not be disappointed. Reviewer: Naomi Milliner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434238900
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Series:
Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution Series, #8
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

The author of the Amazon best-selling hardcover Batman: A Visual History, Matthew K. Manning has contributed to many comic books, including Beware the Batman, Spider-Man Unlimited, Pirates of the Caribbean: Six Sea Shanties, Justice League Adventures, Looney Tunes, and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? When not writing comics themselves, Manning often authors books about comics, as well as a series of young reader books starring Superman, Batman, and the Flash for Capstone. He currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife Dorothy and their two daughters, Lillian and Gwendolyn. Visit him online at www.matthewkmanning.com.

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Lockdown: Volume Eight 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
The Revolution is a group of teens, with an older man as their leader, who have gathered broken pieces of Tony Hawk's prized skateboard.  They try to keep those pieces safe while searching for the remaining pieces.  At the same time, people from the Collective will do anything it takes to take control of all the pieces.  The attraction is the power that each piece contains and thus transfers to the human who possesses it.  Lockdown is volume 8 in the series but easily works as a stand-alone read.  The few pages of graphic novel artwork are interesting and appropriate to the story.  The low reading level works for struggling readers.