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Publisher's Summary

Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the Innovators, the people on the very cusp of cool. Seventeen-year-old Hunter Braque's job is finding them for the retail market. But when a big-money client disappears, Hunter must use all his cool-hunting talents to find her. Along the way he's drawn into a web of brand-name intrigue, a missing cargo of the coolest shoes he's ever seen, ads for products that don't exist, and a shadowy group dedicated to the downfall of consumerism as we know it.
©2004 Scott D. Westerfeld; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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"Teens will inhale this wholly entertaining, thought-provoking look at a system fueled by their purchasing power." (Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Denise on 01-02-07

Great for the whole family!

Our family listens to audiobooks while on road trips. It is challenging to find books the whole family can listen to. (there are no "ratings" on book/audiobooks - something I would like to see) Anyways, we all loved this book: 12yo,17yo,#2 48yos. Scott Brick is excellent as a reader with just the right amount of sarcism. The book is very funny and the plot entertaining. It was fun figuring out the companies that were being referred to and the facts presented were interesting.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Maddy on 03-15-06

Totally Cool

So Yesterday is so different from all of the books I've ever read that it's great. It's totally new! Hunter is a 17-year-old 'cool hunter', a person who looks for new things in 'cool' to sell to the big corporations. One of the best things in this book is that there's no product placement, with the exception of Google, and the author lets you know what he's talking about by describing the product in a way that anyone with any knowledge at all of popular culture will recognize. Also, he integrates interesting facts into the book without making it boring or drawn out, and they all have some relivence to the plot. I listened to this book twice, and on the second time I still couldn't put it down. You feel that you really know the characters by the end. Even though the plot has a lot of strange events, it'd hard to remember that someone made it up!

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