SYLO is the story of Tucker Pierce, an average 14 year old who enjoys playing on his High School football team, loves his hometown of Pemberwick Island, and takes regular bike rides around the island with his best bud, Quinn. On one of these rides, a mysterious dark shape appears in the sky and they hear strange music. Feit, who is pushing Ruby, really want? Once these two were brought together they really brought out the best in each other and I loved watching them face obstacles that were thrown at them head-on. I’ve seen some reviews saying that they sound like adults talking through teenagers but I don’t agree. Fast pace, lots of action. I think kids who are willing to make the effort will really like Sylo.

We have an “average” teenage guy who sees something suspicious, a quarantine, a secret government plot. Do we get more Pendragon references this time around as well? We are experiencing technical difficulties. And that’s only because they were funny and “pushed buttons”. It is a bit of an odd description, if you were to compare it to the previous three words. No one in the book mentions that it could be aliens until the end, but I am betting on aliens.

Well in my case, I wanted to know what the heck was going on!

After moving to Los Angeles, he made the fulltime switch from informational films, to entertainment. It’s only a matter of time before they witness someone trying to leave the island, only to be killed by soldiers.

Honestly, the only really likable character was Quinn, and view spoiler [he died.

Then there’s how insanely far the military is going to make sure no one leaves escapes. He likes the island, where his parents immigrated to a few years back. Ordinarily I’m not invested enough in the story or characters to want to read the next in the series. That’s serie I can say. It moves along quickly, with plot twists that keep you guessing.


Other Series By D. So I liked this book, I will definitely be moving on to the next book at some point. Sep 07, Mel rated it really liked it Shelves: May 02, Annie rated it really liked it Recommended to Annie by: I’m not saying this is a big problem, Seires personally don’t mind, but I guess I’m saying that Machale’s problem isn’t dumbing down his teenagers, he actually ages them up.

What all this means, SYLO isn’t saying. They are avid backpackers, scuba divers and skiers. An important character even dies Maybe. Tucker and his friend Quinn often take midnight bike rides around the island.

However, SYLO isn’t much of a dystopian.

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A strange man offers Tucker a supplement — that is supposedly totally natural and safe — to help him with his football prowess. This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [Nope.

How far does this epidemic spread? When Quinn dies I found Tucker’s reaction to be spot on. MacHale wasn’t the seriee, I would have bypassed this one.

His best friend, Quinn, made little impression on me. He was on the sidelines when the high school running back dropped dead with no warning. But do your own homework. I loved that she’s a tough girl who’s able to fend for herself; her intelligence, strength, and bravery shine through.

The story follows a boy,Tucker Pierce,who lives in an island called Pemberwick. I highly recommend this action pack book to all the readers out there. You can read more reviews like this at: A strange man offers Tucker a sup While Sylo intrigued me with an interesting premise and an exciting ending, I did have some problems with it. MacHale’s middle grade fans should be fine reading this YA effort, although there are a few deaths younger fans might find upsetting.


And it’s a trilogy, so you can probably expect another cliffhanger from the second book too. July 2nd Rating: My 10 year old daughter, a voracious reader also read it and loved it. Mind you, it took until at least halfway through to be that engaging, but even before it was interesting. But no one is talking and crazy things are piling up. I want to know what is going on and honestly I don’t really think that Quinn is dead.

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He can’t just let things happen. But, you know what? I feel that some cutting down on this book would have really made it shine.

There is mystery, than BAM, quarantine. So I hold out hope.

First, the star quarterback suddenly dies during a game. But after witnessing a strange aerial display above the island, one that ends in a powerful explosion, Tucker Pierce and his friend Quinn start to look for answers. Unlike his best friend, he serirs the island.