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The Headmaster's Cave (The Adventures of George and Flanagan Book 1) by [Allen, D S]
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Length: 172 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"The Headmaster's Cave is a fun and exciting read by an author who's obviously not forgotten what it's like to be young. The Headmaster's Cave is most highly recommended." (Awarded the 5 Star Seal from Readers' Favorite 2015-05-07)

'...In the end the truth about The Headmaster's Cave and the events surrounding it will come as a surprise - but not until chapters of thrilling adventures, self-examination, and challenging encounters spice a read designed to draw in even the more reluctant reader, providing a vivid story that explains some events but leaves the door open for further adventures.' (D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review)

Product Details

  • File Size: 1823 KB
  • Print Length: 172 pages
  • Publisher: www.dsallen.org; 1 edition (October 3, 2014)
  • Publication Date: October 3, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O6E7CD4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,030,750 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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True story, and probably the best testimonial ever. I purchased this book for one of my sons, and I could not believe what I was saw. I went in to check on him a few nights ago so that I could tell him to get ready for bed because he had school the next morning. His video game was on, but paused, and his nose was stuck inside of my Kindle. He was reading D. S. Allen’s Headmaster’s Cave. “Mom, I just want to see what happens next. George is about to go with Dougie and Katie!” Let me just say, that as a mom, I selected this book only on the basis of its lively book cover, and its adventurous book description. So I have to say that this author has done something really right!
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I'm a little torn over this book. The surmise, a boy finding the courage to step beyond his fears to rescue a friend, is quite good. And the mystery surrounding an old cave and creepy legend is even better. There's tension in this book, mystery and several scenes which keep the reader on the edge of their seat to see what happens next, but then, there are other moments which weren't quite as interesting.

It took me a bit to get into this story. There's a lot of backstory that is covered to explain the legend and George himself. Some of this seems almost necessary since the legend around the cave goes back 120 years and still holds anchor in the town's life. It's also made clear how much George has suffered thanks to his ancestor's involvement and how this effects him. So although the author does a tremendous job at laying the ground work and building the perfect background for George and the story, it simply took too long, especially for the intended age group.

When the story does finally get going, it hooks and I couldn't put it down. Kids will enjoy following George and his friends as they face the dangers and obstacles in solving the mystery around the cave. And it isn't an easy mystery to solve either. It will have kids dreaming of someday having the possibility to go on such an adventure themselves. Plus, there's a wonderful message of friendship and trust built in, which rounds the entire story off nicely.

The writing is perfect for the intended age group and comes over authentic. I did have some trouble connecting to George, but the rest of the characters pulled along well and were easy to sympathize with. I could help but hoping they'd all get through everything okay.
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When I read the headmasters cave it brought me straight back to my childhood and memories of going on adventures with friends. Another review mentioned the goonies and I got a feel of a link between the two Aswell. The hero of the book George doesn't begin as a hero instead he is sensible enough not to venture into the dangerous cave on the word of a stranger. As he is linked to past family connections to the mysterious disappearance of seven children he is bullied and ontop of this he appears as a bit of a geek. As the story progresses the pace quickens when his bestfriend dougie disappears; this is when we see true heroism from George, he doesn't let fear stop him but instead journeys towards the cave to save his beloved friend. He is helped by his new friend katie who appears to be the most sensible of the group but also has a hidden wild streak. Flanagan, George's faithful dog also tags along and is as brave as them all never failing to help.
Along the way they meet an assortment of characters; my favourite being old Maggie, who is called a witch by some but is not what she seems. A mysterious stranger also appears on the way who was very creepy. As soon as they reached the cave the adventure truly began with twists and turns to keep me guessing. For some younger kids it may be a little scary, especially taking into consideration the supernatural elements of the story. The ending was great with the possibility for another adventure for George and friends. If your kids like creepy mysteries then they'll love this book, I can highly recommend it, and fingers crossed theres a sequel.
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This book is a bit slow to begin with, but it is worth persevering with. Once the story gets going the reader is taken into a world that combines past and present mysteries. In includes, good characters, adventure and some spooky ideas too. Kids who enjoy scary stories will like this book. The ending is as surprising as the adventure within the book. It is well worth reading!
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Think back to one of your favorite books, really like or quite fond of. Have you thought of it? Now think back, his did it start off? Was it fast paced in the beginning with minimal background but picked up as you moved further along? Did it start off slow with to much information but balance off after the first or second chapter? Or was it well balanced? Not all good books have that “perfect balance”. I think what many readers can agree to is that it does not take a “perfect” or “well balanced” book to be good, even to become one of our favorites, memorable or one that you just thoroughly enjoy. In the end what makes the book memorable, on are list of top 10 or 100, or just all time favorite is a book that keeps us interested, characters relatable, wanting to know even as far as to say care what will happen next even though there fiction, and even when it may seem predictable that slight array of mystery for the moment makes you second guess even having you saying “No, do the go….” Like your watching a movies that we already know they will do it anyways. A good book is one you don’t walk away from. You may ask what this has to with the review…well if it’s here it does that’s all that matters..

The Headmasters Cave by D.S. Allan once in, you want to know what will happen next. To give you more of a understanding about the town and the cave known as The Headmasters Cave where 7 children went missing get including one of George’s ancestors. In order to understand the caves sorted past spanning 120 years, the beginning starts off slow . It’s a double edged knife in a sense, you can understand why the author took the time to explain the cave, it’s history and events that unfold with great detail but on the other it seems to be a lot for a opening when your first goal is to reel them in .
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