Since this book is written for 'tweens', I shared it with my favorite 5th grader, Wyatt. This review is his perspective.
Wyatt loves action/adventure books, so he was anxious to get into this one. He may have been a bit hesitant when I first presented the book because he thought the cover made it look like an 'old' book, perhaps something that was a favorite of prior generations. He was a trooper, though, and agreed to read it for me.
He really enjoyed the story line, and how he never knew what was going to happen next. The writing made him feel like he was one of the background characters following Billy Stone and his friends around as they participated in this search. Wyatt finished the book with a sense that he should never give up, but always persevere.
He especially liked the photos in the middle of the book (from the movie). He and his mom discovered that the movie is at our local library, and they have reserved it (and were number 10 on the list).
The only thing Wyatt didn't care for was the ending...I don't want to share why, though, because it might give it away!
He recommends this book to anyone who likes adventure/action books, and he's looking forward to reading more Billy Stone adventures.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Having completed his new novels The Lost Medallion and A Hidden Treasure, Bill has turned his creativity to his new Children’s novel, Howdy Neighbors.
When Bill isn’t writing a novel, he’s busy directing and producing movies. He recently spent four months in Thailand filming, The Lost Medallion: the adventures of Billy Stone. The movie will be in theaters this fall. When he isn’t working on movies, he’s having fun with his family working their farm.
Alex Kendrick is associate pastor of movie outreach for Sherwood Baptist Church. He is also an actor, writer, and director whose film credits include Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous. He and his wife, Christina, have six children.
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Lost Medallion, go HERE.
Thank you to B&H Kids for a copy of this book to review. The in no way influenced my perspective of the book.