War on Innocence

War on Innocence

Washington, DC-based Detective Andrew Johnson is used to following up on threats on the life of the US President, but his mind goes into top gear when he learns about Nigerian Stephen Yobo and his 9-Gang members who are kidnapping high profile teenage girls through social media. Yobo is the master of disguise and knows more about bombs and bank robberies than most. He is prepared to stop at nothing as far as making the US, French and South African governments pay for voting to imprison five of the 9-Gang members after a botched robbery at a bank in Switzerland. It’s left to Detective AJ, with a little help from a few brave Gen Z teens that he meets along the way, to differentiate between the good and the bad guys. The chase is on!

War on Innocence takes readers down a fast moving, action-packed mystery avenue that warns youngsters that the world’s offerings are not always as innocent and simple as they seem.

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War on Innocence

War on Innocence for Teens is a novel that brings forth a powerful message for the generation raised on social media. I’m giving this book 5 stars because I have seen first hand how large of an impact social media has on today’s teens, and this book brings an incredible message and an important concept to light. I really love how the author cares about getting this message across to teens and wrote a book that will appeal to them. The story is exciting, with vibes similar to Law and Order with the detective fighting a gang that is kidnapping young girls from social media. It was definitely a page turner and I was hooked all the way through to see how the story would end. While it was repetitive at some points, the message and concept were so powerful that it was a non-issue for me. If you are a teen or a parent of a teen, this is an important book for you in order to learn about the dangers of social media!

Taylor

5.0
2018-04-23T21:12:47+00:00

Taylor

War on Innocence for Teens is a novel that brings forth a powerful message for the generation raised on social media. I’m giving this book 5 stars because I have seen first hand how large of an impact social media has on today’s teens, and this book brings an incredible message and an important concept to light. I really love how the author cares about getting this message across to teens and wrote a book that will appeal to them. The story is exciting, with vibes similar to Law and Order with the detective fighting a gang that is kidnapping young girls from social media. It was definitely a page turner and I was hooked all the way through to see how the story would end. While it was repetitive at some points, the message and concept were so powerful that it was a non-issue for me. If you are a teen or a parent of a teen, this is an important book for you in order to learn about the dangers of social media!

War on Innocence

Gen Z is the star of a novel with a focus on the danger and evil lurking in the far corners of the earth. It can be encountered anywhere from Caracas to Kuala Lumpur. Youth is a symbol of innocence and a victim of the inherent destructiveness of mankind symbolized by the Nigerians. Violence is the essence of a story laden with political implications and unimaginable horror. It has its own justification. Death by bombing is what can happen if our children are not wary and vigilant, not to mention our political leaders. We wish there could be retribution in the end, but the novel ends with a question mark as to whether the perpetrators of international crime will ever be caught. Perhaps a sequel is in the making.
J E Donnell-Spiegel
5.0
2018-07-21T18:58:02+00:00
J E Donnell-Spiegel
Gen Z is the star of a novel with a focus on the danger and evil lurking in the far corners of the earth. It can be encountered anywhere from Caracas to Kuala Lumpur. Youth is a symbol of innocence and a victim of the inherent destructiveness of mankind symbolized by the Nigerians. Violence is the essence of a story laden with political implications and unimaginable horror. It has its own justification. Death by bombing is what can happen if our children are not wary and vigilant, not to mention our political leaders. We wish there could be retribution in the end, but the novel ends with a question mark as to whether the perpetrators of international crime will ever be caught. Perhaps a sequel is in the making.

War on Innocence

Detective AJ is on the chase, trying to catch Nigerian gang leader Stephen Yobo who is kidnapping young girls via social media by posing as someone he is not. This book includes an important message for teens to be aware of the dangers of social media. I liked the mystery aspect, finding it wasn’t too complicated for the age group to follow, yet not underwhelming or basic either. The pace was good and before you knew it you’d finished the story. Enjoyable and quick read.

Melissa

5.0
2017-06-02T18:15:12+00:00

Melissa

Detective AJ is on the chase, trying to catch Nigerian gang leader Stephen Yobo who is kidnapping young girls via social media by posing as someone he is not. This book includes an important message for teens to be aware of the dangers of social media. I liked the mystery aspect, finding it wasn’t too complicated for the age group to follow, yet not underwhelming or basic either. The pace was good and before you knew it you’d finished the story. Enjoyable and quick read.

War on Innocence

One of this book's main purposes is to warn teenagers of the dangers of social media. Three high profile teenage girls are kidnapped after befriending a 'handsome and rich 18-year-old' boy on Facebook, who is actually a member of the notorious and dangerous 9-Gang. The gang kidnaps young girls to use them in their criminal activities. The teenagers are drugged and held captive until they are needed for a job at which time remote controlled explosives are strapped to their bodies so they will do as they are told. Detective AJ from the US is hot on the trail of Stephen Yobo, one of the members of the 9-Gang, though Yobo always seems to be just one step ahead.

During the story, the author tends to repeat facts as though readers will have forgotten them, or perhaps he is just trying to drive the points home to a younger audience. I found this to be rather annoying and condescending at times. But the story is exciting, nonetheless, and keeps you turning the pages right to the end.

JM

4.0
2017-06-02T18:14:27+00:00

JM

One of this book's main purposes is to warn teenagers of the dangers of social media. Three high profile teenage girls are kidnapped after befriending a 'handsome and rich 18-year-old' boy on Facebook, who is actually a member of the notorious and dangerous 9-Gang. The gang kidnaps young girls to use them in their criminal activities. The teenagers are drugged and held captive until they are needed for a job at which time remote controlled explosives are strapped to their bodies so they will do as they are told. Detective AJ from the US is hot on the trail of Stephen Yobo, one of the members of the 9-Gang, though Yobo always seems to be just one step ahead. During the story, the author tends to repeat facts as though readers will have forgotten them, or perhaps he is just trying to drive the points home to a younger audience. I found this to be rather annoying and condescending at times. But the story is exciting, nonetheless, and keeps you turning the pages right to the end.

War on Innocence

This was a decent story, I enjoyed the plot. Three high profile girls meet a guy online who lies about who he is, he doesn’t tell them he’s a part of a gang, and that he knows a thing or two about bombs. When Detective AJ finds out about this he takes it into his own hands to stop the predator. Almost makes me think of the movie Taken.

I enjoyed that this book was a quick read, and that it was fast paced, the plot was quite interesting but sadly the writing was lacking. I got tired of reading the same thing over and over, but the fact that this could help children learn about online dangers is a plus for me.

Kerrie

3.0
2018-04-23T21:11:58+00:00

Kerrie

This was a decent story, I enjoyed the plot. Three high profile girls meet a guy online who lies about who he is, he doesn’t tell them he’s a part of a gang, and that he knows a thing or two about bombs. When Detective AJ finds out about this he takes it into his own hands to stop the predator. Almost makes me think of the movie Taken. I enjoyed that this book was a quick read, and that it was fast paced, the plot was quite interesting but sadly the writing was lacking. I got tired of reading the same thing over and over, but the fact that this could help children learn about online dangers is a plus for me.
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