Bounders (Bounders #1) by Monica Tesler ~ Review by Tristan

Hardcover384 pages
Published January 5th 2016 
by Aladdin
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher
Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars


In the tradition of Michael Vey and The Unwanteds, twelve-year-old Jasper and his friends are forced to go up against an alien society in this first book in a brand-new adventure series!

Thirteen years ago, Earth Force—a space-military agency—discovered a connection between brain structure and space travel. Now they’ve brought together the first team of cadets, called Bounders, to be trained as high-level astronauts.

Twelve-year-old Jasper is part of this team being sent out into space. After being bullied back on Earth, Jasper is thrilled to have something new and different to do with other kids who are more like him. While learning all about the new technologies and taking classes in mobility—otherwise known as flying with jetpacks—Jasper befriends the four other students in his pod and finally feels like he has found his place in the world.

But then Jasper and his new friends learn that they haven’t been told everything about Earth Force. They weren’t brought to space for astronaut training, but to learn a new, highly classified brain-sync technology that allows them to manipulate matter and quantum bound, or teleport. And it isn’t long before they find out this new technology was actually stolen from an alien society.

When Jasper and his friends discover the truth about why Earth Force needs them, they are faced with a choice: rebel against the academy that brought them together, or fulfill their duty and protect the planet at all costs.


I would like to thank Aladdin an imprint of Simon and Schuster for sending me a copy of Bounders for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

I loved Bounders. This book was unlike other books I have read and the ending made me so excited for book 2. The characters made it so easy for boys or girls to read. The Author also made the book fast paced so I did not want to stop reading. I am giving Bounders 5 Out of 5 Stars. Here is a video on a few of my feelings of Bounders.

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About Author

Monica Tesler lives south of Boston with her family. She can often be found hiking or biking with her boys, writing on the commuter boat, or trying to catch a quiet moment for meditation. The first book in her debut middle grade Sci-Fi series, BOUNDERS, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster/Aladdin in Spring 2016.


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