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This book was really enjoyable... Great for kids around the 8-10 mark I would think. Preteens I think would find the characters engaging and the narration exciting. The story is about a young boy named Jack who finds himself paired in a survival adventure with a spoiled rotten cousin named Rosie that he can't stand. The book reminded me very much of those great kids adventure movies that Disney used to make... like Escape from Witch Mountain. It has that young-hero in the wilderness feel that also reminded me of My Side of the Mountain. If you think your kids would enjoy a modern spin on the Kidnapped or Treasure Island kind of adventure - I think this would be a big hit. The narration is lively with lots of humor and, even though moots the book is dialogue between two kids, it holds your attention really well.
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I really enjoyed this book. Once again, Julie Elizabeth Powell somehow manages to put together a great storyline with complex characters in a short time frame. That's not an easy thing to do. Most short stories focus on one or the other but she manages to do both and you end up with a truly great read. In this book I really loved Jack, he was a great characters. Jack and his parents are going on a getaway but Jack has a weird feeling that things won't be so good. It turns out Jack has the ability to "feel" bad things coming. It's a great adventure story that
keeps you wanting more and cheering on the good guys. I loved it so much I read it again. A great book for all ages.
The narration was great. I enjoyed how animated the narrator was and how it really bring you into the story and makes you feel like you're right there and a part of it all.
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