Dynamo by Zach Lichtmann

19466635Title: Dynamo
Author: Zach Lichtmann
Publication Date: December 10th 2013
Rating: ★★★
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With his best friend standing on a cafeteria table, and a green-eyed girl pinning him by his hair, sixteen-year-old Matt knows his world is changing. But when he witnesses a violent crime and does nothing to stop it, he knows it’s himself that must change. Matt begins a series of secret missions with his three close friends where he obsessively pushes himself to build his courage. Soon, the missions turn into a quest where the friends discover what it means to take a stand and make a change. But clashing head-first with powerful and violent people will have dangerous consequences.


This book was a good read. I like the way it dealt with bullying and stuff, which most kids deal with in school. It parallels real life issues and somewhere along reading it, life lessons could actually be picked up. It’s pretty much empowering.

It started pretty great but I found it kind of dragging. I just really think it wasn’t my cup of tea. I think it’s really got the potential but I guess it could do much better.

I agree that this book is and should recommended to book clubs and kids from middle grade to high school. I’m afraid this was one of the reasons why I found it dragging. The fact that it’s targeted to that age range made the book lose it’s appeal to me.

The concept was good, the characters were also written good and the story can be easy to relate with. I still recommend this book to others but I guess to a lower range of age.



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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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  1. I’ve never heard of this book before but it does sound interesting! Probably not my cup of tea though. I don’t love contemporary and have a hard time relating to characters in stories like this. It’s unfortunate it dragged for you, but I can understand the separation in age. :/
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