Austin and Ashley Webster are back in the real world after their crazy adventure inside the internet. Ashley’s about to sing in a statewide vocalist competition when she steps across a wireless connection beam and is zapped online. Her Aunt Jessica, who’s twelve as well, volunteers to go after her. The two girls traipse through music sites as Austin, hindered by Ashley’s competitor Tucker Campbell, tries to get them back before it’s Ashley’s turn to sing.
Ashley and Jessi visit music sites telling about Bible times to contemporary virtual concerts. Only this time, Ashley fits into the story on every site they stop, becoming Fanny Crosby, Silas, and Francis Scott Key. And she begins to see the true importance of music.
Robert Elmer combines zany adventures with relevant spiritual lessons in the Hyperlinkz series. The fast reads will appeal to reluctant readers – boys and girls alike. It’s easy to get lost in the plethora of settings throughout the books as the rollercoaster pace zips to the last page. Many of the characters are sketchy and stereotypical, but the series is an overall fun read for kids ages eight to twelve. -- Katie Hart, Christian Book Previews.com
Who’s the star of THIS show? Austin and Ashley Webster are about to find out when they’re sucked inside the musical side of the crazy, confusing World Wide Web. It’s all thanks to Austin’s laptop computer and a strange digital camera he picked up at a garage sale. But their timing couldn’t be worse: Ashley is just about to sing in the state “Greatest Young Vocalist” finals.
Never mind the advice from their Aunt Jessica and so-called “help” from Tucker Campbell–who’ll do just about anything to win the finals. Austin and Ashley stumble deeper than ever into the Web, bouncing from one music-linked website to the next. Can they find their way back home before the competition is history? Or will their newest exploits hit a sour note and leave them trapped in the Web…forever?