Genre: Teen Fiction
Sub-Genre: Teen Romance, Action Romance
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Secret Service is no ordinary teen fiction. This is an action-packed, teen romance novel that deals with many typical teenage problems and a not so typical way. The characters are well rounded and the plot shows much more dept than many others of that genre. This book is likely to appeal to adults of all ages as well.
This book is written around the lives of teenagers who grow up with parents who are serving their country.
The main characters Link, Donovan, and Carter all attend the most prestigious schools in the country. The students are for the most part from very distinguished families.
The trio doesn’t exactly fit the mold, however. Link is a quiet nerd, with parental issues who would easily fade into the background due to his inability to understand and embrace the social norms.
Link’s good-looking best friend Donovan, son of a marine fits in better but remains aloof while fending off the attention of the high school girls.
Finally, there is Carter, a brilliant, insightful teen, who destroys any chance of ever fitting in with her sharp tongue and repeated physical responses to bullies.
To a great extent, the student sare shaped by their experiences as part of their parents’ lives.
The characters are well developed however, because of their background their responses are far from typical. They often display great emotional strength and resourcefulness.
The plot is far from clichéd and is chocked full of many emotional moments.
What I Liked About This Book
I liked the fact that the story is well written. A lot of thought and research went into it.
The fact that both the male and female leads displayed great mental and physical strength as well as the ability to trust and support each other made this book stand out for me. What is also different and appealing is their backgrounds.
I enjoyed the insightful, contrasting relationships displayed between the different characters and their parents and how this influenced their relationship/interaction with others.
What I Didn’t Like
I wouldn’t change a thing. Considering that this book is teen fiction, I believe it is way above par.
Stamp of Approval
This book is available for free but would be well worth the standard fare if it were to appear on bookshelves around the world.
I would buy this book in a second and highly recommend it for all who enjoy an action-packed romance novel.
So far as teen fiction goes, this does make my list of The Most Interesting Books to Read.
By Candy Benn