Tween boys, what on earth do you get them that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? They want video games, cell phones, laptops, etc. Maybe you’re trying to get them something to steer them away from the video games and the internet, like maybe a good book to read.
The Up North Adventure Series from G.M. Moore might be just the gift to get them reading over the winter instead parked in front of the tv. I’ll admit it, it’s not always easy to get my 10 year old to sit down and read a book. He surprised me when he bought 2 books with his own money at the school book fair the one day and sat down and read them. The topic was of interest to him. So I carefully pitched the idea of him reading the Up North Adventure Series to review for this Holiday Guide. When I read him the descriptions of the books he said “Yea that sounds pretty cool”.
The books available in the series are
Muskie Attack Ancient Elk Hunt Snakehead Invasion
The idea of the book series is that the main character (Corbett) has parents that are divorced and very busy. He ends up leaving the city life to go to the great outdoors to his uncle’s Wisconsin fishing resort over the summer. Corbett feels like there is no one that cares for him but finds out on the resort that he’s never really alone thanks to his uncle.
The day the books arrived my son started looking over them. He started with the Muskie Attack book. He sat right down at the dining room table and started reading. He finished the book in two days and started the next one. He was telling me about the books. He seemed really into it and seemed to really understand what was going on in them. My oldest son is an outdoorsy type so these books really appealed to him. He said the Ancient Elk Hunt was his favorite one be he liked them all.
After reading some of the books myself I was impressed with the way they were written. They really could hold a readers attention, even mine though I’m not the outdoorsy type. The characters personalities are developed throughout the book and you can feel the main character grow from beginning to end. In my opinion this book series would be appropriate from about 8 years old to about 12 depending on the child’s reading level. I would say it would even appeal to girls too because there’s a little bit of young crush going on in the book too.
You can like the Up North Adventure Series on facebook too: http://www.facebook.com/upnorthadventure
The Up North Adventure Series is also available on iTunes so it can be read on the iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone
G.M. Moore is going to give 1 Luv Saving Money reader
codes to download all 3 books for free from iTunes!
(not it will be readable on iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone)
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***I received a copy of all three books at no cost in order to complete this review. No other compensation was received. Any opinions expressed are my own or my son’s. ***
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