Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 6n/a5.284276

In Michelle Gagnon’s debut YA thriller, Don’t Turn Around, computer hacker Noa Torson is as smart, tough, and complex as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander.

The first in a trilogy, Don’t Turn Around’s intricate plot and heart-pounding action will leave readers desperate for book two.

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her hacking skills to stay anonymous and alone. But when she wakes up on a table in a warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of how she got there, Noa starts to wish she had someone on her side.

Enter Peter Gregory. A rich kid and the leader of a hacker alliance, Peter needs people with Noa’s talents on his team. Especially after a shady corporation threatens his life in no uncertain terms. But what Noa and Peter don’t realize is that Noa holds the key to a terrible secret, and there are those who’d stop at nothing to silence her for good.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on August 28, 2012 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062102907
ISBN-13: 9780062102904
1 Book Review
  • krystalk
    krystalkalmost 6 years55 stars
    I decided to read it because I like mysteries and suspense. This book was the perfect combination of two of my favorite shows; Eye Candy and The Fosters. Don't Turn Around starts off as a foster kid runway (Noa) wakes up in a warehouse with a cut down her stomach. The whole book is about Noa and Peter (both hackers) and their POV. They find eachother and work together trying to find out why she was experimented on and what Peters parents REAL jobs are. They find out that they are both connected because of the virus that kills Peters brother. From then on they try to figure out more.