Monday, August 6, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: THE FAMILY HITCHCOCK

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The Family Hitchcock mystery book review
THE FAMILY HITCHCOCK 
Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett
Katherine Tegen Books

Harper Collins
2011

Available: hard copy, Kindle


Maddy and Benji are thrilled that the family budget is tight and it looks like there won't be a family vacation this year. They're both disappointed when their dad announces that he has found an affordable holiday alternative. The family is doing a house swap with another family in Paris, France. While the French family, the Vadims, live in their house, the Hitchcocks will be staying at the Vadims'. Of course when they arrive in Paris, it's obvious that something odd is going on. Suddenly they are caught up in the middle of mistaken identities and international intrigue. Menacing strangers start appear at an alarming rate demanding that they hand over some mysterious object. Soon the Hitchcocks are on the run for their lives. And they don't even know why.
THE FAMILY HITCHCOCK is an enjoyable read about a quirky family on vacation. Although it takes about fifty pages for the mystery to actually begin, the set up of the family dynamics is fun. And once the mystery does start, the story takes off; loaded with action, intrigue, with a lot of off-beat humor.  

TARGET AUDIENCE: Grades 6-8
MYSTERY / SUSPENSE: High
KID APPEAL: Fun read for boys & girls



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