What's great about E.C. Myers world building is that it feels like it can be ripped right out of the headlines. Cyber terrorists, espionage, and mystery make this story a fantastic read. Max is likeable and completely relatable. He is quick and knowledgeable, but has doubts and concerns like teen. Myers masterfully weaves in timely topics like Internet freedom, privacy and social activism while keeping the story going.
This book could stand on its own, but reading The Silence of Six will make the story a lot easier to understand and enjoy. Fans of cyber thrillers and mystery will absolutely love The Silence of Six and its sequel. Even if you aren't up to date on your tech terms, it doesn't stand in the way of the story. Great young adult thriller. I am looking forward to E.C.Myers next book.