Friday, October 14, 2011

review of a Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure by B.K. Bostik

A fun and quick read with a little bit of all the stuff that makes us want more. Huber Hill is the classic misfit, but he learns to overcome some of what life has thrown at him, and his big heart takes him in the right direction. In this first book of the series, Huber,his twin sister and a long time enemy turned best friend set off on an adventure of a lifetime after Grandpa Nick passes on and passes along a box full of papers. A bit of local folklore proves to be more than just a myth, and along the way, the three young people learn more about themselves and others then they would ever have imagined.

I'm trying to decided if Bostik's story telling skills and insight into the adolescent mind are what made him such a popular teacher and great junior high counselor, or if he took what he learned from his students and turned it into such a fun book. And just for fun, you get to practice your Spanish, which will come in handy when the "aventura continuara en EspaƱa".

The only downside is that we have to wait until next October for the next book in the series to come out.


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