Friday, June 23, 2017

REVIEW - Danger Mountain - Middle Grade Mystery / Adventure

5.0 out of 5 stars What did they see on Danger Mountain?June 2, 2017
This review is from: Danger Mountain: Accidental Adventures: Episode 5 (Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson and His Friends, Riley and Jordan) (Kindle Edition)
Danger Mountain is a middle grade novel written for 8 to 12 year old reluctant readers. Although it's the fifth book in the Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson series, the story stands on its own so you don't need to read the others first. This story revolves around Kurt Benson, his cousin Dillon, and Dillon's two best friends. When Kurt travels to Colorado to visit Dillon he doesn't expect to end up near Danger Mountain running and
hiding from strange men with guns. But, when the four boys go camping they see the men chase another man toward the edge of a cliff. A shot rings out and the man who was being chased goes over the side. When one of the boys screams the men come after them. Will the boys escape their pursuers? Can they survive several days on the dangerous mountain? Will they be rescued or caught?

The author does a good job of grabbing the reader's attention and keeping it. I received a free copy of this book and I look forward to sharing it with some middle grade readers I know. In addition to sharing an interesting story, the author weaves in some information about illusions. People are often fooled by what we think we see. This book is a good reminder of that powerful truth.

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