About the Book
Title: Finn’s Rocket: A Surfer Catches Air (Finn’s Fast Books, Book #3) | Authors: Serena Schreiber | Publication Date: November 1, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 176 | Recommended Ages: 7 to 12
Book Description: Finn’s summer vacation plans didn’t include leaving the planet. When his little sister gets kidnapped from space camp, Finn will do anything and go anywhere to get her back. Even the international space station.
My Thoughts: If you know a middle grade reader that enjoys adventure books, Finn’s Rocket: A Surfer Catches Air is a great recommendation or better yet, a wonderful gift idea. This fast-paced book will keep young readers turning the pages as the story moves between Finn’s adrenaline-filled activities in the U.S. and Europe and Gabi’s fascinating astronaut camp. I was so impressed with the amount of scientific and technical information included in the descriptions about astronaut procedures and training. It’s written with such expertise that I didn’t even realize how jam-packed this story is with facts. Without spoiling anything in the story, the space adventure is definitely dramatic, although I will admit that the scenario is a bit far-fetched in places. But that’s what makes it fun and it didn’t stop me from enjoying the suspense. On another level, the characters have wonderful depth, even the villians, and I could easily relate to the likable characters throughout the book. The bond between brother and sister is absolutely heart-warming and I was rooting for Finn and Gabi from the start. I look forward to reading more from the author. Recommended.
The Buzz About “Finn’s Fast Books”
Finn’s Ship: “The story blends Finn’s American upbringing with his German heritage, acquainting the reader with the many similarities and differences in food, culture, language, transportation and family values.” ~ Candy 613, Amazon
Finn’s Ship: “The author did a marvelous job bringing the characters to life and making the reader feel apart of each scene.” ~ Glen G., Amazon
Finn’s Car: “I really enjoyed reading this book! Very fun to read and it’s something that teens will love to read. I recommend it to everyone!” ~ Jocelyn, Amazon
Finn’s Car: “A well-paced, funny and highly infectious read!” ~ Bree W., Amazon
About the Author: Serena Schreiber
First published in Brooklyn in third grade, Serena Schreiber took a circuitous route through Europe to settle in Florida. When not writing for kids or scientists, she follows her other muse, fantasy. She’s a happy co-conspirator of Florida Writers Association Youth Program and runs the Howl at the Moon Writers Jam. Serena has two amazing children, a handsome husband, and a turtle named Bolt.