About the Book
Thirteen-year-old Amos Beery will freely admit he is a dork, but he desperately hopes he is more than that. And he had better be. His mother's life depends on it. To save her, he will have to risk everything and face dangers he'd never imagined. With the help of his best friend Finny Coogan, salty old Granny Tucker, ex-hobo Roy Fitch, street rapper Honeyboy Cain, Alzheimer's patient Rosie Wong, a talking bird named Pixie, and even an unlikely swarm of tarantula wasps, Amos faces one daunting challenge after another-from a jarring motorcycle ride through a torrent of rain in the black night, to a kick in the face from a leg flying through the air, to a surprise fall down into the earth. First, he must steal the recipe for the long-forgotten tribal cure that is his mother's only chance. And who does he steal it from? Only the meanest man he ever met-Rafe Lebeau. Next, he must search out the ingredients for that cure, then prepare it flawlessly and speed it to his mother, whatever the cost. And the cost could be his own life. Though he does have help, it is alone that he must, like David of the Bible, face down his own Goliath . . . if he's got the guts. Throughout the journey, Amos is haunted by a recurring dream in which his mother will surely die. As for the end of that dream, it never comes-at least, not when Amos is asleep. But when it does come, Amos Beery knows that he will never again be the same.
My Take on the Book
This was a high paced story that made you want to turn each page to find out what was going to happen next. The characters were fun and the author did a great job at making them ones that you truly could identify with. The book itself was empowering and as a parent I enjoyed the fact that it pushes kids to look within themselves and their own world for the answers and to stay willing to all of the possibilities that surround them on a daily basis. The book is action-packed, but it also has a softer side that will touch you emotionally as a reader. This was a great book that I highly encourage all to read!
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