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Blackout Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Black, Peter Jay
ISBN: 1619637146     ISBN-13: 9781619637146
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: August 2019
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The world's most lethal computer virus has been unleashed into cyberspace, and now the Urban Outlaws--five tough kids dedicated to justice--must destroy it. Leader Jack knows that they have to shut the virus down before it throws the world into chaos. But how can he find something that might be anywhere, and everywhere?

Then the team meets Hector, an insanely talented hacker who even impresses Jack. The Urban Outlaws need his help, but can they trust him? It's a risk that could mean winning big, or losing everything. . . .

This sensational sequel has all the makings of a blockbuster movie: non-stop action, cutting edge technology, and a high-stakes plot. But at the heart of this thrill ride is the story of a gutsy group of friends who will do anything to save the world--and protect each other.

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Juvenile Fiction | Science & Technology
- Juvenile Fiction | Law & Crime
Dewey: FIC
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Urban Outlaws
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.51" W x " 336 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 174522
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q66381
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 15.0
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Contributor Bio(s):

Peter Jay Black is the author of the Urban Outlaws series, which includesUrban Outlaws, Blackout, and Lockdown. He loves gadgets, films, and things that make him laugh so hard he thinks he might pass out. He went to Arts University Bournemouth in England and a career in IT followed. One day, a team of super-skilled kids popped into his head and, writing in a Hollywood apartment, he brought them to life. Peter lives in Dorset, England, and in his spare time he enjoys collecting unusual artifacts like Neolithic arrowheads, ancient Egyptian rings, and fossilized dinosaur poo.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2015 Fall)
Living in an abandoned bunker beneath London, five talented, tech-savvy orphans take it upon themselves to play Robin Hood to their community. Trouble appears in the forms of a supercomputer (Urban) and a destructive virus (Blackout) that the Urban Outlaws must quash. The breathless, delightfully implausible plots move at the speed of a relentless action movie in these first two series books. [Review covers these Urban Outlaws titles: Urban Outlaws and Blackout.]

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 March)

Gr 5–8—Fans of Anthony Horowitz who've devoured the "Alex Rider" books (Philomel) will gravitate to the high octane adventure, cool gadgets, and whip-smart characters in "Urban Outlaws." In this sequel to the Robin Hood–inspired first installment, the five outlaws meet Hector, an ingenious hacker who may be their only hope of stopping an insidious computer virus threatening their own safety and that of the entire world. Cinematic scenes and sharp dialogue elevate this series from the pack of action-adventure titles.

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