Title: Playing With Fire
Series: Hacker, #1
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Date published: October 27, 2015
**Reader's Favorite 5 Stars**
One brilliant young hacker.
One experimental government aircraft.
One chance to keep it all from going up in flames.
Still recovering from her troubled past, Farris is no stranger to change. But when the military transfers her father across the country to an experimental aircraft squadron, settling in to a new life is the least of her problems. As a series of apparent computer glitches threaten the security of the fleet and the blame falls on her father, she decides to put her computer skills to use digging up the truth. Soon she's drawn into the perilous world of a hacker who is determined to ground the fleet--at any cost.
When all signs lead to someone close to her as the mastermind, Farris will have to burn more than bridges to get to the truth. She will have to risk her fragile new life to uncover the identity of the cyber criminal before they can escalate from harmless tampering... to all out murder.
It's been about a year since I first read a Sherry Ficklin book, and a little over six months since I discovered that I have enjoyed everything I've read by her.
This was no exception.
I'm always up for a main character being a computer genius, so I was quite interested in this one when I saw it was coming out.
Farris is pretty cool and she's got great taste in nerd culture, so that's a major plus as well. For the most part, I was a fan of her and her actions in this story. There were a few times that things felt a little too stretched. I don't want to say, because spoilers, but I don't even think teenage hormones would be able to override certain situations.
I was really impressed with some of the twists, and I can't say what it is because spoilers ... But it was definitely one of the reasons that boosted this a star rating for me.
Looking forward to reading book 2!