Title: Kitty Hawk and The Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost
Author: Iain Reading
Reviewed by: C. Hope (YA Reviewer)
FA Scorecard: A
I loved this book!! It was amazing!!! (Okay, now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to the review!)
Kitty Hawk traveled the world, hopped from island to island, made new friends, found a sweet guy and found a mystery that needed to be solved. That’s a lot for one book! And the best part was that she did with her wild imagination, fantastic courage, and an inexhaustible sense of adventure. How did she do it? Well you’re just going to have to read the book!
I loved the twists and turns and the mystery of it all!!! There were so many mysteries! First the typewriter, then the boat, and now Hemingway himself!!?? (By the way, I have never read his books but since I am a book person I think I should. I will be looking him up! But back to the book…)
Again there was some awesome history of the places inside the book!!! Oh my goodness!! And the history being tied in with the treasure?? That was so cool! I love the idea of being a writer and trying to tie things together like that. And then to have it all make sense afterward. That is amazing and very hard to do. I’m really impressed!
The way that Mr. Reading pulled it off at the end is so cool!! The danger is part of what I love to read in books so much. The danger here was very well balanced. If it was the same amount of danger in every book, that would make it predictable but it’s really just right. There was a lot of history in this one. I mean a lot! I was at where Jack was telling Kitty the history of the pictures she had. I was reading the history of the picture for five chapters. That’s a lot. So you will learn some stuff in here while you’re reading. For me, for just that part, I just think it was a bit much. I still loved the book nonetheless.
I also loved the character Kitty goes out with. I hope she stays in contact with him!! That would be awesome! I also loved how easily Kitty makes friends. But I thought it unnatural that everyone was nice to Kitty wherever she went. I mean there are a lot of nice people in the world but there are also a fair amount of rude people as well.
I love Kitty’s silly imagination. It reminds me of mine!!!! I love how Kitty is a amazing, bright, caring, brave, selfless girl that knows what’s right and what’s not. I wish i was as brave as her. I can’t even pull an April fool’s prank let alone follow the bad guys!!!!
My dad has a mug that says: “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway”-John Wayne.
Read this book you’ll love it as much as i did. Blog ya later!!