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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Book Review: The Mystery of the Silver Statue by Raymond C. Perkins

The Mystery of the Silver Statue by Raymond C. Perkins
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The Mystery of the Silver Statue
by Raymond C. Perkins
B. T. & Jimmy's Adventures

Radiant Hen Publishing
ISBN-10: 0-9840829-8-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-9840829-8-8
Publication Date: February, 2010
List Price: $4.95

Review: Imagine you are fishing on a river bank with your friend when you notice a dark mysterious movement at an old house, abandoned and locally known as haunted. This is the suspense you will feel when you read The Mystery of the Silver Statue. The author of this book is a new author named Raymond C. Perkins J.R. The main character is named B.T.; his best friend is 14 years old so I assume that he is too. This book is a mystery, and is actually based on a real life mystery. It is the very first book in a series by Raymond C. Perkins J.R.

Best friends B.T. and Jimmy are fishing on the bank of a river when B.T. notices some movement at an old abandoned house. With the help of some spy knowledge, they embark on a quest to find an old statue from the revolutionary war. Their journey almost gets one of them captured by two robbers searching for the statue as well, and forces them to figure out numerous puzzles. This story is based on a real mystery from Vermont history.

I like B.T. because even though he has disorders from the brain tumor he had removed when he was 5, he still keeps going in spite of them. I especially like his best friend Jimmy because he is a lot like me, athletic, blond-haired, and has freckles. The author does not use much figurative language but he still wrote the book well. The book has a very good plot; the author makes the suspenseful parts seem as if they're real. I think the author filled the genre very well; it has all of the attributes of a really wonderful mystery. When I read the book I was immediately hooked, that is a sign of a truly good book. The author is very nicely descriptive; he made you really feel as if you are there with B.T. and Jimmy fishing at the beginning. I think that he paced the book very well, he included suspense, and then some calmer pages, then some suspense, then calm and so on. I think that the ending was written very realistically as to what might actually happen. Overall, The Mystery of the Silver Statue is a great book that will be loved by all readers. I rate this book a 9.5 out of 10 stars.

Review written by Noah (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Raymond Perkins for providing a copy of The Mystery of the Silver Statue for this review.

Have you read The Mystery of the Silver Statue? How would you rate it?

1 comment:

  1. Nice review! I always think it's interesting when an author takes a real-life event then crafts a fictional story around it. History and mystery often makes for a great combination!