Graphic Novel Review: Recon Academy: Shadow Cell Scam

Graphic Novel Review: Recon Academy: Shadow Cell ScamShadow Cell Scam by Chris Everheart
Series: Recon Academy #2
Published by Capstone Pub on January 1st 2009
Pages: 55

The US Navy is launching a secret spy satellite near Seaside High School. However, the Recon Academy is distracted. Each member has just received a brand-new laptop computer - for free! When the machines go haywire, the team must scramble to save themselves and the satellite.

Shadow Cell Scam was a fun, engaging read involving four high school students that have different superpowers. It probably would have helped if I had read the first book, but I got into the story nonetheless. I love the feel of this graphic novel, it’s fun and adventurous and great for kids who are fans of comic book heroes. There are some great resources at the end for librarians and teachers – discussion questions, writing prompts, and a glossary.

Recommended for 3rd grade and up.



One response to “Graphic Novel Review: Recon Academy: Shadow Cell Scam

  1. I had split feelings on this one. I liked it, but I felt like it didn’t really go anywhere much either. Compared to some of the other short ones we read for the Cybils, this definately wasn’t at the top of my list. Maybe I would have liked it more if I had read the first one too.

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