21. April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Fiction

Treasure Hunters by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein (Co-author), Mark Shulman (Contributor), Juliana Neufeld , 452 pages, read by Angie, on 04/18/2014

Tommy, Storm, Beck and Bick are the four Kidd children. Their mother has disappeared in Cyprus and their father disappeared off their boat, The Lost, during a storm. This is a family of treasure hunters and the kids continue the hunt for the next treasure just like their dad had planned. They are beset by shady dealers, pirates, surfer pirates, sneaky girls, a shady uncle and a whole gaggle of other dangers. They have to figure out the clues their dad left them and get to the treasure before someone else does. 

This book was a chore to get through. The writing isn’t that great and it is just too unbelievable in every aspect. Then there were the “twin tirades”. Beck and Bick are twins and they like to have twin tirades; they even keep track of how many they have had. The twin tirade is basically them yelling at each other and saying mean things for about a minute and then making peace. The first one was sort of entertaining, the sixth one was sort of annoying and by the twelfth I was ready to skip it entirely. I think some kids will enjoy this story and the ones that follow (because of course it is a series), but it was definitely not for me. 

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