by B.K. BostickAn adventure of a lifetime lies before Huber Hill, but first he has to get through middle school and the bully that’s plagued him for years. After years of torment and the urgings of his Grandfather, Huber finally decides to take a stand. What comes after is a more than Huber could have ever imagined; an adventure, a treasure from the past, villains and even the possibility of a new best friend. Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure is a thrill to the very last page.
My first impression of Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure by B.K. Bostick actually came from finding it on Goodreads. I try very hard to stay away from other reviewers reviews before reading a book up until after I’ve written my own, but in this case I caught the opening line of one and it unfortunately stuck with me. In the first line she referenced the movie Goonies, and that’s all I’ve been able to think about since seeing it. In a way it was a very positive reference, but in another way I think it really tainted my reading of the book. I’m positive that without reading that I would have come to the same conclusion, but there’s something to be said for getting there on your own. Nonetheless, it was a childhood favorite movie and saying that a book holds similarities is nothing short of a huge compliment.
B.K. Bostick has written a book that I think young readers will be clamoring for. It’s pages are filled with adventure, but also a main character that’s easy to relate to. Huber is your typical tween kid; he’s bullied in school, normally quiet, is occasionally tardy to class and generally does things that I feel kids will connect with. In addition to this he’s also made to deal with the loss of a loved grandparent, which is something you don’t see too much of in books with male lead characters and it was handled extremely well. With all of those connections along with the adventure of trying to find the Dead Man’s Treasure I’d easily say this is a story that will be loved by young boys and girls everywhere, but especially boys.
In a short period of time Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure by B.K. Bostick grabs young readers and takes them on an adventure that will have them begging for more. Huber’s character as well as his best friend and his sister take off on a journey together and encounter everything from wildlife to villains eager to rip the treasure they seek straight from their hands. Having grown up watching movies like The Goonies and National Treasure I can easily say that Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure is the written adventure for for this generation as those movies were for my own. If only I’d had more exposure to adventure books like this as a teen I may have read more back then. Regardless, this is a book young readers now will love and they’ll be left begging for the sequel!
Originally reviewed and copyrighted at my site There's A Book.
|Title||Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure (Huber Hill, #1)|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|File size||3 Mb|
|Book rating||4.04 (91 votes)