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I love this book for kids to read
Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2014
I love this book for kids to read. I love this book for me to read! This book conjures up memories of the old "Hardy Boys" series where relationships and friendships were an important part of growing up. In an age where kids today interact more through social media then face-to-face contact, this book brings you back to the basics of friendship and family. The loyalty that Ben Slovak has for his friend and main character Griffin Bing, aka "The man with the Plan", is admirable. The plan that Griffin puts together to right the wrong that was done to him by an adult store owner is ingenious. Of course, keep in mind that this is a fiction/adventure story and you must take the leap of faith and enjoy the ride. Griffins understanding that, in order to carry out his rather elaborate plan, it would require a very special team. From his school acquaintances, he recruits the proper people for the jobs at hand; a "dog whisperer", a rock claiming expert and I especially liked the way he includes a high-tech, loner nerd girl. Her involvement was the first time she was ever a part of a team and this established a level of confidence and acceptance that she had never experienced before.
Please remember that this is a fiction/adventure story and I do not advocate kids planning and carrying out major heists. But this book teaches the value of friendship, planning, team work and follow through of a plan as a valuable life lesson. Besides that, it was fun to read.