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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.
(Summary and cover via Goodreads)
Huber Hill is having a tough time. He's constantly picked on at school, his parents won't stop fighting, and he can never match up to his twin sister. One of the people he feels closest to is his grandfather, who tells him amazing stories of his past. The most interesting story is about Tesoro, a place in the mountains where the some Spaniards his some gold in times past. Huber, his sister, and his former-bully-now-friend are soon caught up in an exciting adventure when they become the owners of a mysterious map. Pursued by a man bent on getting their map, the kids have to survive a lot if they are going to find any treasure.
This was a pretty entertaining book. I felt it started out a little slow, but it went forward at a steady pace from there. Huber was a little too down-trodden for my tastes. I was very happy when he finally stood up for himself. Scott turned out to be a pretty good friend, but I could have done without the constant use of Huber's nickname. I also felt like the bad guy went through an excessive amount. How was he not down for the count?
In the end these turned out to be fairly minor quibbles. Overall it was a fun book. Once the kids got out into the mountains, it was pretty much non-stop adventure. I think this book will be enjoyable to boys and girls equally. The ending also leaves room for more story to be told, so I look forward to reading more about Huber and his crew.
Galley provided by publisher for review.
This is a fun book for sure. I mean check out this page. Now the author, B.K. Bostick has offered to giveaway a gold coin/bookmark to anyone who goes and likes his Facebook page. So get over there.
I also have a book to giveaway! Here's the deal: this book isn't going to be released until October. So you will have two choices (if you are in the US). You can win an e-book you can read now, or you can wait for the release of the book to get an actual physical copy. It will be a long wait for your prize, so just be aware of that. If you are international, you can win an e-book only.
To sum up:
-Prize is one copy of Huber Hill and the Deadman's Treasure
-US and International people can win an e-book
-US people can opt to win a physical book, but they will not receive it until the release in October
-Extra entries for liking the author's Facebook page and/or following the author on Twitter
-This giveaway will run from August 19th to September 3rd
The winner will be chosen by random.org. They will be e-mailed sometime on September 4th and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and please tell your friends. Good luck!