- File Size: 256 KB
- Print Length: 88 pages
- Publisher: Roland Smith INC (June 9, 2011)
- Publication Date: June 9, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00559TOEO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,225 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
LEGWORK Kindle Edition
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Briggs never thought becoming friends with his new neighbor, Theodore, would send him to Montana to save a kidnapped 4-year old from her evil aunt. As it turns out, Theodore, who appears to be only a kid who happens to be confined to a wheelchair and has a room full of computers and electronic equipment, is also a partner in a detective agency. Theodore recruits Briggs to help him solve his latest case, finding the missing girl. Briggs finds himself on an amazing adventure. Briggs realizes sacrifices must be made -from having his head shaved to carrying around a 4-year old girl. Can Briggs complete his mission and get back home before his parents find out?
This is the first true e-book I have read. It only comes in e-book form. This book is funny and exciting. I couldn't put the book down and read it in 2 days (YAHOO for summer vacation!). The book would be good for younger advanced readers. Besides the Hardy Boys mysteries (the older ones, I'm not fond of the New Hardy Boys), I really haven't found many detective stories I like, but this one is great! I hope Mr. Smith writes a second book with Briggs and Theodore.
I give Legwork 5 out of 5 Stars!
That said, this ebook gave me exactly what I expect from Roland Smith -- a fast-paced, easy-to-read adventure.
Briggs was playing football one day when his ball went into the new neighbor's yard. He meets Theodore, who is about his age, but wheelchair-bound (Smith deals with this like any teen boy would. Briggs is a little uncomfortable, Theodore calls him on it, and they move on). As their friendship progresses, Theodore lets Briggs in on his secret, that he's running a detective agency out of his room. Briggs thinks that he's delusional, and doesn't know what to do when Theodore asks him to go out of state and investigate a kidnapping.
The story is told from Briggs' point of view, and he's a likable and well-developed character. Theodore isn't quite so well-developed, but this portrayal of a teen male friendship adds a great layer to the exciting adventure.
CONTENT NOTE: This book doesn't have anything inappropriate like language or anything, however it deals with a young girl who has been kidnapped by a cult, which could be confusing or unsettling for younger readers, so I recommend it for 10 and up.
I'm glad Roland Smith released this as an inexpensive ebook and I hope other established authors do the same. Well worth the cost!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has great detail and a lot of the suspense I was looking for to a good book .Published 2 months ago by grace george
This is a typical Roland Smith book. Once you start, you can't put it down. I hope he is writing more about the YA Detective Agency.Published 23 months ago by Steve H.
Legwork, like all of Roland Smith's books, is well written and filled with adventure. Well researched, too! Read morePublished on December 12, 2013 by D and J
Roland Smith is one of our favorite authors. My oldest daughter and I enjoy his unexpected characters and look forward to new releases. Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by Andrea Castillo-McAleer
I read it eagerly, and when the book was concluding, I didn't want it to end. The characters were completely believable, and the setting brought back fond memories of my trip to... Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by Delwalla
Please keep the story going of the YS Detective Agency and please keep writing Kindle Books Mr. Smith. You are our favorite author in our family's homeschool.Published on January 29, 2013 by las
This was a great book. It was a quick read, but I definitely think both boths and girls would enjoy reading this book.Published on December 6, 2012 by Kimberly I Hanzlik
My son LOVES Roland Smith and has read almost all his books! This one was not a disappointment! If you get the chance to read a Roland Smith you should!Published on November 20, 2012 by Stacy J. Flanary