Hacking Timbuktu by Stephen Davies

Summary

Omar and Danny are two extremely talented hackers. They can hack whatever they want when they put their minds to it and right now their minds are trying to hack the Timbuktu deleted image and deciphering the code. The only problem is that they are not the only ones after it. There are many other people looking for the gold of Timbuktu but they will not use the gold sensibly. Assassins are after Omar and Danny and the only thing which seems to keep them alive is their knowledge of hacking and their skills of parkour. Without that they would have been dead instantly. So it is a huge race to the finish line, but they just have to figure out where the end is first.

Review

This was quite a good book and was not confusing as you might think it would be because it is about hacking. This book kept you turning pages because you wanted to know what happened. I read this book in under 6 hours. It was exciting, it was full of stuff happening, and it just made you want to read more.

The characters in the book were not really described well because you never got a physical description. It had a lot of humor in it as the two hackers were teenagers (16 and the other one was in the later teens) and they were going on at each other but it was usually funny. So this was a really great books and I strongly suggest that you check this book out. It is worth reading and I really think that a movie should be made of this. It would be a box office hit.

What is Parkour?

I am sure that there are quite a few people who do not know what parkour is (myself included) so I will tell you what it is. It is to use skills like jumping, running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, and wall scaling to get around different obstacles. In this book the boys could get off a 2 story building by using parkour becuase they used ledges around them and trees to drop the the ground. Here is a video of about parkour. This is part one of five of a Discovery Channel Doumentary and part of it is in French but just watch because that is all you need to see to understand parkour.