Thursday, May 20, 2010
Earlier this school year some Crew members read and reviewed a book from Kregel Publications. I was disappointed not to have gotten to review that book since we are a family of folks who love to read. Kregel Publications recently sent another book to be read and reviewed, though, and I did get to review this one! The book is titled Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure. It was written by Susan Marlow and is the 5th book in the Circle C Adventure series.
I normally don't like reading a book in a series unless I've read all of the books in the series in order. It's just often hard to follow the action and characters in a series without learning about them "from the beginning." I was thrilled to discover that I was totally able to follow along and understand what was happening in this book even though I haven't read the first 4 books. Not only was I able to follow the plot, but I really felt like I got to know the characters too.
Because of my busy schedule lately, I didn't try to read the book aloud to my children yet. I just figured that I would read it and review it myself since my "free" time has been so limited lately. I can tell you that I will absolutely be using this book for my next read-aloud with my kids! I loved it!
The main characters in the book are "tweenagers," so my younger daughter will love reading/hearing about them since they are older than her. I think that tweens and even teens and adults, though, will really enjoy this book. I certainly did!
The summary of the book (from the Kregel Publications website) is below:
When innocent horseplay temporarily lands Andi and her friends in jail, they decide that a trip into the mountains will leave their troubles far behind. Accompanied by big brother Mitch and armed with a map showing old gold diggings, they can’t wait to strike it rich. What could be better than two weeks of camping and horseback riding? But instead of gold they find heaps of trouble—trouble that leaves Mitch gravely wounded. Andi needs help fast. But who can she trust? And what good is a bag of gold when her beloved brother lies near death in the middle of nowhere?
You can find this book on the Kregel website here. You can also find the first 4 books in the series. Each book sells for $7.99. You may want to read some of the reviews written by other Crew members about this book. You can do that here. I can't wait to read this book with my children, and I hope you and your children enjoy it as well!
NOTE: I received this book free for the purpose of writing this review. I received no other compensation. The opinions expressed in the review are my own.