Finn and Gabi live in south Florida and enjoy spending their time soaking up the sand and surf. However, this summer a new adventure is awaiting them. Gabi is heading off to Space Camp to pursue her dream of being an astronaut and Finn is off to a rocket competition after winning a school contest. Both of the kids begin having second thoughts about their new endeavors, but quickly discover the fun to be had.
Gabi's athletic abilities and intelligence make her stand out among the other campers and she soon finds herself undergoing training for a special mission. She's thrilled to have been selected and feels special, but things take a turn for the worse when Gabi turns up missing. Finn thinks he know where she is, but can he get to her in time?
Finn's Rocket is such a fun, action-packed adventure. The author's use of scientific facts as well as surfer lingo and knowledge lend a great deal to the story's credibility. I also found the characters to be appealing. I adored the relationship between Finn and Gabi as it reminded me of the closeness my youngest son and daughter share. The crazy Commander is the perfect villain. Her carelessness for human and animal life made me fear her and her latrine duty!
I have to add that I have not read any other books in this series, but was never lost or confused so it's a great stand alone book. Middle grade readers will definitely find Finn's Rocket an adventure not to be missed.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.