Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lost Island Smuggler's Review and Giveaway.

Yesterday you will remember the interview I had with Max Anderson. His new book, Lost Island Smugglers, was sent to me for review and then to giveaway on my blog. This is for young to teen-age boys. I would recommend early teens as the latest.

I am a young person but definitely not a teen:) And I am a lady, not exactly the genre this book was designed for. But, I was pleasantly surprised at it. I also allowed my younger brother to read it as well. As a family, we have a hard time finding books that are decent enough for the boys to read. Seems like there are more good ones for the girls than for the boys. And by decent, I don't just mean no swearing and nudity. We need books that will help our young people. To learn manners, to grow up as good citizens who make a difference. That is very hard to find now a days in even our Christian books.

Anyways, this book was a refreshing novel. It is about a young boy, Sam Cooper, who gets moved around quite a bit with his father's job. So he often finds it hard to make friends for any long time. When his family moves to a new area, he meets 2 boys at the local Church, Tony and Tyler. They become friends quickly, even though he sees problems with one of them. Needless to say, this same young person has difficulties following rules and staying out of trouble. And the other young boy follows his lead, often into trouble.

Throughout this book, many difficulties are brought up that we are seeing in Churches today. The younger friend has parents who are divorced and the father is living somewhere else. Families eating together for dinner also is dealt with. I am not saying that I agree with everything in the book. There were times I had to go back and re-read a part to make sure I was getting everything right. Overall though I found nothing wrong in the book. It was an exciting read and lots of fun.

READERS-I will be giving away my review copy of this book. It has been slightly read by my brother and I. It is still in very good condition. I would urge anyone with young boys or even girls who like adventure to enter for this book.

MANDATORY ENTRY-Head over to Max Anderson's site and tell me one of the other book titles that he wrote.

EXTRA ENTRIES-These must be done after the mandatory entry above. Please leave a different comment for each entry you do.
1.Go to the authors blog and leave a comment. You get 2 entries for this so leave 2 comments.
2.Be a follower of my blog.
3.Subscribe to my RSS Feed.
4.Follow me on Twitter.
5.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done 3 times a day.
6.Blog or post about this giveaway. 3 entries on this one. 3 comments one time.

Thank you Max Anderson for sending me a copy to review. I did not receive an monetary compensation. This giveaway will end 8/31. Winner will be chosen through Random.org.

5 comments:

Gale said...

I have three boys, so I'll give a try at this one! Mountain Cabin Mystery was another of his books.

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Kristie said...

Newspaper Caper is one of his other books. I wish more tween/teen boys would read. Sigh.

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Ali said...

Terror at Wolf Lake is another book he has out.

My little sister loves reading about adventures :)

aliciaeflores1 @ yahoo.com

Julie said...

North Woods Poachers is another book he wrote
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Julie said...

follow your blog as jelaws5

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