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The Proving: The Zambinos of Blue Hill

by Will Azeperak

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Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.com

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!

I read THE ZAMBINOS OF BLUE HILL: THE PROVING in record time since I had a hard time putting it down.

It is about a family in the year 2063. Bess and Victor have been married for a long time and they have one son, Chookanoo, and a genetically engineered son who is a cross between a human and a bobcat, named Scroom.

After the kids get their grain, a brain implant which gives them all of the knowledge of the world, they have to do a proving. A proving is an act which tells the world that their grains work.

The boys decide to make a spaceship. On their maiden voyage, the boys are abducted by aliens who have also abducted other people from Earth during different times. The rest of the story is about how Chookanoo and Scroom get away.

The everyday world of the future is amazing. They have robots, video gum, an interactive video-like game where everyone goes, and, above all, respect for all humans. In this world, honesty and honor are the norm. Everyone is to respect everyone else's right to believe what they want to believe, and everyone has access to knowledge.

This was a wonderful read from a good writer, and I look forward to reading more from him. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 12, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0595298540, Paperback)

By the mid twenty-first century civilization will be colonizing the near reaches of the solar system. Honor and honesty will be highly valued. People may choose to receive a brain implant, called a grain, which imparts great knowledge. It is customary to perform a proving-a feat of intellect that proves that the grain is working.

In the year 2063, you will find the Zambino family residing at 125 Puffin Rock Road in Blue Hill, Maine. Even for these remarkable times the Zambinos are not your average family. Chookanoo Zambino and his genetically engineered, adopted brother Scoom can't wait to get their grains and then, build a spacecraft for their proving.

They can count on help from family, friends and the household robot, Zimbit.

But, ancient spirits from beyond have a different proving for the Zambino boys. What do they have in common with a Civil War solder, a Nez Pierce warrior, a Roman centurion and the crew of a schooner that disappeared in 1891? Discover the secret reason Scoom was genetically engineered by a renegade scientist.

So, liquefy some electricity and fire up the hyperbaric engines-it's time to go for a ride with the Zambinos of Blue Hill.

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