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Hacked by Tracy Alexander
  

Hacked

Part of the Hacked Series
NewGen - YA Fiction   

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A clever, interesting and refreshing read, prepare for your thoughts to be thoroughly provoked. Dan is far too clever for his own good and he is sucked in and down onto the murky, dangerous road of hacking. The author shows how easy it can be to step onto the wrong path and just how difficult it is to try to right a wrong. This certainly isn't a ‘how to hack’ instruction manual, however it is obvious that a considerable amount of research has taken place with some people who really do have the know how. Dan feels normal, feels real and as though he could be your friend or someone you know. Written from Dan’s view point makes this very personal, throughout the novel you feel as though you are right by his side and perhaps surprisingly, also on his side and this makes for a compelling read.

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  • Cathy McLaughlin - 'a book that will continue to be relevant for many years to come as it contains many themes such as cyber-crime and cyber terrorism.' Read full review >
  • Amber Morgan - 'this is a creative and unique book with many aspects you can relate to. This is a book that will make you laugh, cry, think and shudder all at the same time.' Read full review >
  • John Chapman - 'It’s a realistic story because it shows what could happen to people who don’t think and aren’t careful on the internet.  It shows how powerful the internet is to change people’s lives.' Read full review >
  • Emily Kinder - 'Full of twists and surprises, Hacked is an intensely gripping book, with a highly relateable main character who is sucked into a world of serious hacking that he never meant to enter.'Read full review >
  • Benjy Randall - 'A very exciting book which is highly recommended.' Read full review >
  • Amelia White- 'Amazing book and really funny! I enjoyed reading this book so much.... I also think this book is good in the way that it teaches you about internet safety and that not everyone is who they say they are.' Read full review >
  • Celeste Phelan - 'An intense, thrilling novel all about the dangers of the online world. A book for those who love the excitement of gaming.' Read full review >
  • James Lawrence Griffith - 'This engrossing modern story would suit all computer lovers with an interest in hacking! I adored it and found Tracy Alexander’s writing top class.' Read full review >

Synopsis

Hacked by Tracy Alexander

Dan had been diagnosed as ADHD as a child. He quite liked the ritalin, but then he got into computers, and for his parents a geek was better than something feral. It was hard to remember when the genuine hacking started; but free phone credit was the first illicit, tangible real-life results of a hack, though not the last. By the time Dan is contacted online by Angel, he is eager for the challenge laid before him - creating tricky bits of code. But Dan begins to suspect that something more nefarious may be planned for his code than he thought. He will have to decide what truly matters more - protecting his anonymity and freedom or preventing a deadly terror attack ...

About the Author

Tracy Alexander

Tracy Alexander's reinvention as a writer came about by chance, and she loves it! She lives in Bristol with her husband and three children. She has tracked down a real-life hacker and now has too much information on this shadowy world. She has a run highly successful workshops and participated in any number of school and bookshop visits for her younger series, Tribe which she wrote under the name T.M. Alexander

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Book Info

Publication date

6th November 2014

Author

Tracy Alexander

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Publisher

Piccadilly Press Ltd an imprint of Templar Publishing

Format

Paperback
288 pages
Interest Age: From 13 to 15 years

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781848124141

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