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Sure the idea of kids being forced to save the world from doom isn't a new idea but it's done in a way that does feel fresh. I never felt like the story was a rehashing of other books out there. As a result, I wasn't bored by the story. I wanted nothing more than to keep reading and figure out what was going on. The writing style was fun. Auggie's voice reminded me quite a bit of Percy Jackson but maybe a bit more "mature"?
The time travel aspect was cool. They travel back and meet famous characters that Auggie and Emily learned about it school. I liked the emphasis of how important it is to remember what you learn in school because you'll never know when you need to use it. [Once again, it reminds me of Percy Jackson.]
I appreciated the fact that Emily was very much Auggie's equal partner. She's not the sidekick or someone who has to rely on him for help. She's smart and got a good head on her shoulders. I don't know if I could be so quick thinking if I were in her situation. Auggie is a good guy as well. He might not be as on top of things as he could have been but what do you expecting when you're thrown into a bizarre situation blindly?
The bottom line? It's a super fun Middle Grade book.
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This is a story about an everyday kid who finds himself on an adventure that he had never imagined. Just before his 10th birthday Auggie finds a hole in time which allows him to travel back to the past, which in turn leads him to discover some truly amazing family secrets. He meets a fellow (more seasoned) time traveller called Emily who spills the news that they are in fact Agents and that they have an important mission - to stop history from being changed by the baddies.
The authors style of writing is a very easy read and the plot flows effortlessly from Auggie's initial discovery to the final climax. Auggie and Emily become part of some very famous historical events throughout the story and it bought back amusing memories of Forrest Gump floating around in the background of some similarly significant events.
One thing I noticed was that there were many messages hidden in the story for young readers emphasizing good human qualities such as loyalty and the importance of family. Along the way there were many problems that Auggie and Emily needed to work together to solve in order to achieve their goal.
My overall impression of this book is that it is a well written and wholesome story that I would happily recommend for children to read. It'll be sure to teach them as well as entertain them.
This book can be described in one word. O-r-i-g-i-n-a-l. As Emily would say.
This book is actually a middle grade fiction. I usually don't read very many MG because most of the time it seems too childish or uninteresting. But then again, look at some of the famous MG out there.
Harry Potter was for middle graders when it first began releasing, and then there's the Percy Jackson series. Both of these didn't seem very childish. And neither did The Absolutely Amazing Adventures of Agent Auggie Spinoza. Just look at that name, it's original within itself! Quite a mouthful I must say.
In this novel, it starts off with Auggie finding a strange hole in the curtain of his parents living room. But it's not any normal hole. After making it bigger (and hiding it from his parents) he sticks a finger through and when he looks on the other side, it isn't there! Well he's a headstrong little guy and he wakes up after his parents go to sleep each night to investigate the hole further. Personally, if I found a strange hole I would be afraid of it. But that's just because Im a wimp.
After the second night, he makes the hole big enough to get through entirely. On the other side, he meets Emily, a funny girl who spells out words all the time and who tells him exactly who he is. An agent of time. Their job is to stop the time vultures from taking over the world. Auggie and Emily jump through time meeting several famous people including Charles Darwin and Plato. But that's all I can tell you, the rest is top secret.
I found this book cute and funny. I loved Auggie and Emily and reading from their young point of view was very refreshing. I actually was surprised at how smart they both were, and I can't say that I was that smart when I was a ten year old. This was a classic good novel for young adults and middle graders. Maybe even adults would like it. It's written in an aspiring way that makes you feel adventurous, and you even learn a bit of history from it. What more can a parent ask when their kid reads a book?
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I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for action packed book!
hope there will be a book two!