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By Scott Bly   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545633598 Ebook
256 Pages | Ages 8 to 14

Two children race the clock to stop a futuristic murderer in this riveting suspense thriller.

In thirty days, a cold-hearted corporate tycoon will unleash a deadly biological computer virus on the entire world. As the public eagerly awaits his invention that promises ultimate relaxation, harmony, and community, the evil big-business sorcerer plans to put an end to freedom.

Can he be stopped? The world's only hope is if Charlie, a math genius with otherworldly skills, and Geneva, a robotic girl from the future, can team up to track down some very dark secrets. With a method that uses atomic particles, Geneva and Charlie use "Smasher" to break through the walls of time. They travel to find an unlikely solution. But will it work?

Fresh, unique, and gripping, this page-turner also celebrates the power of love, hope, and friendship as it also raises provocative questions about technology, progress, and the nature of persecution.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Smasher:

"Debut author Bly smashes time travel and robots together with the fantasy of magic in a fun, adventurous way. Charlie's a hero for smart, quiet kids who will find a lot to love in this story." —Booklist

"The fast-paced plot, supersaturated with technology and complex puzzles, is warmed by Geneva and Charlie's unlikely friendship . . . An unusual premise vibrates with a combination of science and magic." —Kirkus