Imagine participating in a game of “hide and seek” that is organized by DARPA. Chase, a high school student, is about to find out for himself when he gets recruited by Powers Limited, the company his grandad used to work at before he vanished mysteriously.
Chase the boy who hid was written by Z. Jeffries and has been published on October 15th of 2020. The book has a length of 221 pages and is a fun easy read.
In this action-packed YA science fiction adventure, we follow the story of Chase Hawkins who has been recruited to take part in a game of “hide and seek” that involves super-advanced technologies. Oddly enough, it’s the same company his grandad used to work for before his mysterious disappearance. Chase will train hard to try to win the competition that will turn out to be more than he bargained for.
Praises and critiques:
First and foremost, I have to say that I am not a huge fan of YA literature. Now that being said, I can say that I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The story was truly original and well written.
Furthermore, I think that the author did a great job in expressing what teenagers go through, the emotions and state of mind that most likely lots of teens experienced as they navigate through their high school years.
I think that even though it seems to be more aimed at teenagers and young adults, I believe that this book can be enjoyed by adults as well.
I give this book a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 because it was original, well written and I much enjoyed reading it.