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Scout Squad: Going Native

All his life, Willy Colton has been on the fringes of society, on the in. He spends most of his time in the mountains behind his home or in the woods. Among the animals in the forest, Willy – who was born with a genetic mutation that altered his features – feels at home.

But when Willy learns about the Scouts and the United World Council’s military, he sees a way to rejoin and serve society. With a crew that includes his beautiful twin sister, Sydni, who was born without any mutations, he journeys to the edge of the known universe to a lush planet named Venus Two.

There, Willy learns that he is not alone. Other humans with a genetic mutation just like his have their own homeland, but unscrupulous politicians are trying to take over their planet. Under the threat of a looming war, Sydni must help her brother try to save a planet that he can finally call home.

Join Willy and Sydni as they go on an intergalactic journey and make discoveries they never thought possible in Scout Squad: Going Native.

What People Are Saying

Below are reviews written by people who have already read Scout Squad: Going Native.

Scout Squad: Going Native: absolutely riveting, February 13, 2009
By Edward Grabousky

Every once in a while, you pick up a book and don’t put it down until you’re done. Scout Squad: Going Native is second to none.

Willy and Sydni attach themselves to you and won’t let go even after you’ve finished reading. Wholly engrossing one’s attention; fascinating; captivating reading for anyone. If you enjoy a book that holds your interest so much that you don’t want to put it down, and happily anticipate the author’s next novel, then “Scout Squad: Going Native” should be on your list. It’s a fun read and I enjoyed it immensely.

Definitely one of those books you are sorry to see end. This author is one to watch.

Mark O. Chapman’s Scout Squad: Going Native – Hard to Put Down, February 23, 2009
By J. H. Laughlin Jr.

Twins and genetics are favorite subjects of mine so I curiously picked up Mark O. Chapman’s Scout Squad: Going Native. I rarely read science fiction but this book held my interest to the very end. The words and sentence structures are well constructed. The imagery is vivid. The fights and battle scenes are detailed and realistic. I like how the settings go back and forth between the space ship and the planet. I do wish there had been more of an explanation on how the genetic relationship of Willy to the Hingandu evolved, but I suspect that will be revealed in a sequel. This story is a good read.
By Eleanor Laughlin

Something for everyone, March 15, 2009
By D. Batzel (Moscow, Pa)

A great read. Science fiction space adventure. Love story. War story. Good vs evil. The value of fitting in. Faith in God. Dealing with loss. The descriptions are so explicit that you can picture the other worldly creatures and their planet. The reader really feels like he knows the characters and gets involved in their lives. Makes you feel like you can’t wait to turn the page and see what happens next. Hope the author creates a whole series of this type story.

Scout Squad Going Native By Mark O. Chapman – One of the best SCI-FI, March 30, 2009
By L.Truong “LT” (Fairfax, VA)

Scout Squad Going Native is one of the best Science Fiction book out there. I read this book for 7 straight hours without putting it down. The author did a great job making the reader wants to flip to the next page. The scenery of Venus 2 and the strange creatures on this planet is fascinating. Reading the book make you feel like you’re part of the twins, Willie and Syndi Cotton’s adventure. This book is very enjoyable to read. I recommend this book for all hard core sci-fi fans out there.

An entertaining adventure, April 1, 2009
By David L. Gilliam (Stafford, VA)

I found this to be a cross between Orson Scott Card and Clive Cussler Sci-Fi with good hearted adventure. It was an entertaining read with a mix of adventure and tragedy. Certainly a good read for all ages with strong family and societal values. By the time I got to the finish I was staying up late to get to the ending. I’m ready for the sequel so Mr. Chapman better get busy.

Great Book for young teens!, April 6, 2009
A Kid’s Review

A magnificent down to earth book. With science fiction, war, love, joy, sorrow, hatred, greed, trust, prejudice, injustice and danger. I am an eleven year old boy and I love this book and the adventure of Willy and Sydney and their ingenious abilities of warcraft. An intense book fit for people of any age.

Surprised!, June 5, 2009
By Kathryn Owen

Since I am not typically a sci-fi reader, I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. I was intrigued by the cover and so I started to read. I was captured within the first few pages! The story was intense and I was held throughout the whole book. I loved the imaging from the author and truly visualized the scenes. Many a late night were to be blamed on this book. Now I am anxiously awaiting the next Mark O. Chapman book!!