Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure
by B.K. Bostick
***I received this ebook in exchange for an honest review during the blog tour.
Publisher: Bonneville Books
Length: 256 pages
Release date: Oct 28, 2011
Buy from: Amazon or Barnes & Noble or Book Depository
Amazon Product Description:
When his grandfather dies, Huber Hill is devastated---until he opens Grandpa Nick's mysterious box. An old gold coin and directions to a hidden Spanish treasure send him and his friends off on an mind-blowing adventure, but he's not the only one on the hunt. Filled with dangerous animals and cryptic puzzles, this book will have you on the edge of your seat until the last page.
Huber Hill is well written. The language is crisp and flows easily. The characters are well thought out and believable. My heart went out to Huber, I was in love with his character from the start. I have a soft spot for the underdogs.
The story is a fantastic, action-packed tale of adventure, mystery, friendship, belief, determination, and honor. It is filled with hidden meanings, misconceptions and misunderstandings. We see behavior and it's consequences - not just with the children in the story, but the adults as well. My favorite line from the book is, "There is a time to talk, a time to walk, and a time for action." No more true advice could ever be told.
This story would appeal to readers of any and all ages, but is a must read for middle schoolers, boys and girls alike. This would be a fantastic read aloud for classroom or home.