An adventure novel about four lucky kids and a mysterious, but thrilling ride for fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Jurassic Park!
CastleCorp and the famous Castleton brothers are unveiling the World’s Greatest Adventure Machine! The roller coaster is an experience like no other, and four lucky kids have won the chance to be the first to ride it.
There’s Trevor, whose latest stunt got him in trouble at school again. There’s Devin, whose father is pushing him to be the next Internet sensation. Nika’s wealthy grandfather isn’t too pleased about her participation. And Cameron, he’ll be the first to tell you, is a certified genius.
The whole world is watching. But as the kids set off on their journey, they begin to realize that there is perhaps more to their fellow contest winners than meets the eye. And the Adventure Machine? It might just have a mind of its own.
Join the contestants on their wild ride if you dare. Your adventure starts now!
What a fun book! I've already recommended it to my nephew and he's already read it and finished it. I wasn't sure when I first started the book because I normally like to classify my characters and put them in neat tidy boxes. "I like you, I don't like you, etc." These four kids were just that. Kids. You couldn't put them in neat tidy boxes. They were just real and kids and somethings I liked about them, and somethings I didn't like about them. I was interested to find out what each participant had unique about them. I liked how they bonded together, and came to understand each others quirks and shortcomings, but were friends anyway.
I liked the mystery and the turns and about-faces. It kept me reading, and if your kid likes this kind of story, it will keep them turning the pages too. I'd recommend it to any of my friends that like middle grade fiction.
Title: The World's Greatest Adventure Machine
Author: Frank Cole
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Published: August 2017
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.