Scouts by Shannon Greenland


Stranger Things meets The Goonies in this suspenseful yet heartwarming adventure story of a group of friends who set out to find a crashed meteor...but find mystery, danger, and fractures in their close relationships instead.Annie, Beans, Rocky, and Fynn. They're the Scouts--best friends who do everything together. It's 1985, and with the summer before seventh grade winding down, the Scouts decide to secretly climb Old Man Basinger's silo to watc...

Details Scouts

Release DateJul 23rd, 2019
PublisherJimmy Patterson
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Juvenile, Science Fiction

Reviews Scouts

  • Cheryl
    I picked up this book for my nephews. They are boy scouts and cub scouts. I figured they would have a fun time reading this book. While, I did like this book; I know that my nephews will enjoy it a lot more. This is fine as this book is written and geared towards the younger reading audience. So this book is appropriately written for the right audience. I did not have a favorite out of the group. Although, I did like them all. What I appreciated ...
  • Melanie Dulaney
    While I have not been completely impressed with some of the “Patterson Presents” books, Greenland’s Scouts has a lot to offer my 4th and 5th grade library patrons and nothing that might set off any warning lights with the adults who love them. Annie, Beans, Rocky and Fynn, who call themselves Scouts, are good friends who get a little too adventurous and find themselves in some pretty scary and dangerous situations after they set off to find...
  • Kirsten
    What a fun little coming of age adventure! This will be a great read aloud in my classroom
  • L M
    As a reader...Scouts definitely kept my attention- there was always something happening with no lagging in the story at all. The story was interesting and well-written, and I loved the characters. I didn't love the ending, though, and I felt like it needed more explanation. I enjoyed journeying with the scouts and I'd love to see a second book come from this!As a teacher...I think this would be a good read for kids around the 4th-6th grade range,...
  • Ms. Yingling
    ARC provided by the publisher upon requestAnnie loves to hang out with her friends in 1985. They have camp outs, go on adventures, and occasionally get in trouble for doing things like climbing silos. Her mother thinks that as she approaches middle school, she should be more lady like, but Annie disagrees. So do her friends Beans, Fynn, and Rocky. When Fynn's cousin Scarlet is visiting when the Scouts are prepared to watch a meteor shower, they h...
  • Cindy
    This book was non-stop action and adventure. Plus, there was some great character development. The main character of the book just finished sixth grade. I would say this book is perfect for grades 5-7. However, it would work for grades 4-8. I am grateful to have won an ARC of this book from Goodreads. That fact did NOT influence my opinion. This is a straight-up great book, and I hope it is the first of a series.
  • DiGangi
    The premise was fascinating and instantly caught my attention, but there were far too many idea crammed into one space. The ending was a jumbled affair that let me down. This along with the strong adherence to gender roles turned me off from the story. I had initially though that 'Scouts' would subvert the boy/girl tropes but it only instills them further.
  • Krissy Neddo
    Perfect for reluctant readers in grades 4-6-boys and girls. Will be an easy "sell" to my students. I know several will come back to me ask if I have the sequel. Will have to purchase 2 copies. Made me think of Stand By Me and The Get Rich Club by Gutman.
  • Cindy
    Great book! Couldn't put it down!! I hope there is a sequel!
  • Shelby
    When they say part Goonies, part Stand by Me, they are not kidding. I think young tweens would find this entertaining.
  • Jessica Sorenson
    what a wonderful book about growing up!
  • Mary Tharp
    My grandson loved reading this book.
  • Leslie
    This was a fun read. Great book for summer. I thought there could be a little more story about the meteroid, like 3 more chapters. But that just leaves room for more adventures in future books.
  • Marianna
    I receive Scouts as an ACR at book con. find an grammar error on pg 218The main character, Annie is so much like me when I was a kid. I didn’t like making friends with girls at my school because their mean. Finally, someone has said it. I don’t know about satellite exposing like bomb. The idea of aliens was brought up. With kids that type of stuff will easily come up. (view spoiler)[It was taken to far when Annie claims she saw an alien. (hid...
  • Sami
    If you're looking for a modern day Goonies, look no further! Scouts demonstrates the kind of warm friendship that kids love reading about, and Annie's struggles to come to terms with growing up (and hormones) were incredibly relatable.