I love Patrick Hodges' first book (Joshua's Island) so much that I couldn't wait to read his second novel, and it didn't disappoint! I adored Kelsey in Joshua's Island and I'm so happy that she got her own story. You might think that a story centered around a bunch of eighth-graders couldn't be an exciting adventure story for adults, but you would be wrong. This book is thoroughly entertaining and wonderful for adults while still being wholly appropriate for middle-grade readers. The story was great throughout, and true to Hodges' style had me in tears a time or two but completely happy by the end of the book. The ending was literally everything I could have hoped for; it was so perfect that I had to go back re-read it again because I loved it so much. If you haven't read Hodges' books yet, do yourself a favor and pick them up today.
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