Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the Innovators, the people on the very cusp of cool. Seventeen-year-old Hunter Braque's job is finding... show more
Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the Innovators, the people on the very cusp of cool. Seventeen-year-old Hunter Braque's job is finding them for the retail market. But when a big-money client disappears, Hunter must use all his cool-hunting talents to find her. Along the way he's drawn into a web of brand-name intrigue-a missing cargo of the coolest shoes he's ever seen, ads for products that don't exist, and a shadowy group dedicated to the downfall of consumerism as we know it.
Publish date: September 8th 2005
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Highly predictable, but a cute premise all the same. The character development is lacking. However, the random history tangents are great!
Here's what I learned from listening to this book: I don't like Scott Brick's reading style. That is all.
"Scott Westerfeld does Bellweather."That makes it sound derivative. I know, and I'm sorry. It isn't, it really isn't. Adventure/mystery teenfic about trends, with a sort of twenty-minutes-into-the-future feel to it. Quick read, fun read; I liked it better than the Uglies books, and as much as Pe...
June 30, 2009Westerfeld is so fun to read.This is my at-work book for the week. Well, that didn't take long. It shares elements with a William Gibsonovel I enjoyed. Here's something I love about Westerfeld: even when the story is told by a guy, the chicks are the ones making decisions and taking ris...
Perfectly fluffy and fun - a mystery/adventure about teenage cool hunters in Manhattan. The narrator sounded a little too mature for the character, but I appreciate that he wasn't overdoing it to sound younger.