Scarecrow is Matthew Reilly’s epic sequel to his bestsellers Area 7 and Ice Station. This action-packed thriller, named after the main character, Shane ‘Scarecrow’ Schofield, tells the story of one of the greatest bounty hunts in the world. And yes, Scarecrow is one of the targets!
In fact, Scarecrow is one of fifteen of the world’s elite military members targeted, each of whom must be dead by 12 noon that day. Nearly all the bounty hunters in the world are enticed to partake in this hunt because the price on each target’s head is almost $20 million. A secret corporation by the name of Majestic 12, consisting of twelve rich billionaires, is the mastermind behind this operation. Scarecrow must not only try to survive but he’s in a race against time as he attempts to stop the plans of Majestic 12 to dominate the world.
I recommend this book to all students in Years 7 – 9 as it is an easy, fast-paced and exciting read. While the events are unbelievable, the storyline is completely entertaining. This is an enjoyable novel that you will struggle to put down. If you love action, you will love this book.
- Alan X (Year 9)
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