Monday, February 28, 2022

Middle Grade Review: Renegade Reporters


Ash and her friends used to lead the school news team. But that was last year - before they made a video of their teacher that went viral. Now, Ash is forced to watch her nemesis report the news. She doesn't think he's doing a very good job of it.

Ash and her friends decide to start their own news channel - outside of school. Convincing their parents is hard enough but coming up with news stories proves to be a little harder. Luckily, a story comes to them. And it jump starts their channel. 

Then they stumble onto a big lead, and it changes everything. Lots of research and planning goes into their next report, but the company they're going to blow the whistle on isn't making it easy. It's the same company that provides the software for the school and sponsors the news program. Ash and her friends are determined to report the truth about the company - even after the company targets them. 
My Thoughts: I really loved this book for several reasons. First the reporting and desire to share news. I loved how Ash, Maya, and Brielle didn't shy away from the truth - even after things got hard. I loved their research and reading their reports. I enjoyed Ash's interactions with Harry - especially how things worked out. Ash's family was great and added in some humor. I enjoyed the conversation about privacy and think it's an important message to share. I would love to read more about these characters in a sequel... 

Cover Thoughts: Awesome
Source: My library
Library Recommendation: Highly recommended for school and public libraries.


1 comment:

Natalie Aguirre said...

This sounds like a great middle grade read. Hope my library has it too. I love finding good books I didn't know about there. Natalie @ Literary Rambles