This action-adventure novel is the first in a new series for children aged 8-12. Mike and Amy Smith are a brother and sister who move up the east coast into a creepy old mansion and find more than a little trouble in their new town. While searching their dusty attic, they find red shirts in an old wooden trunk with a magical lock. Together with friend, Sam, they discover that wearing the red shirts gives them unique powers, which they then use to search for two kids that had gone missing earlier that summer. Along the way, they join forces against a powerful adversary with a secret and powers of his own.
My opinion, even tho the book seemed slow paced to me, it was a very good book and well written. My daughter, who is 14, liked it as well. My son,12, is currently reading it and as he hasn't put it down yet, I'm assuming he likes it as well. The characters are believable and likeable seeming to be like children who reside in any American neighborhood.
The book is written by Bryce Clark and Kim B Clark. Bryce has written for television shows such as "Yo Gabba Gabba"; He lives in Salt Lake area with his wife and their 5 children. Kim is the former Dean of Harvard Business School and he is currently the President of Brigham Young University-Idaho. He and his wife reside in Idaho.
The book was released September 24, 2013. See below for a link to purchase Red Shirt Kids on Amazon.com.
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I think my friend's little girl would like this. She reads A LOT and is always looking for something new to read.ReplyDelete
I think my daughter would enjoy this, probably being read to at this point (or waiting a couple of years until she is at the reading level of the book).ReplyDelete