I love finding books for younger kids. You know, books that will get them away from video games and the internet. Stories that will stir their imaginations and inspire them for adventures of their own. I didn’t grow up reading the Babysitters’ Club, but stories of adventures, mystery, survival (although, please tell me if I’m wrong and the Babysitters’ Club had any of those elements!), just your everyday saving the world type kid stories like these. I can never say enough how much books did that for me growing up! It made playing outside even better.
A detour through the park leads Cooper, Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk straight into a trap, and Gordy is abducted!
For the kidnapper, it’s all a game, a way to settle an old score, with no one getting hurt. But evil has a way of escalating, and once his identity is discovered, the rules change.
Despite the best of police efforts, the hours tick by without a clue or a ransom call, leaving everyone to their own fears. Gordy is gone. Cooper descends deeper into a living nightmare, imagining the worst for his best friend and cousin. Hours stretch into days, and talks of a memorial service begin to surface. But Cooper still feels his cousin is alive and develops a reckless plan, changing all the rules. Now the one who set out to rescue his friend needs to be rescued himself. Sometimes rescuing a friend from darkness means going in after them.
It’s well written, fast paced and will have kids swept up in suspense within the first few pages! Plus it teaches young kids valuable lessons of faith, the importance of friendship and doing what’s right. Can’t go wrong with that right?
(I received a copy to review for my honest opinion. Thank you DJC Communications!).