Monday, August 14, 2017

The World's Greatest Adventure Machine by Frank L. Cole {Blog Tour Review + Giveaway}

The World's Greatest Adventure Machine
by Frank L. Cole
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published 2017 by Delacorte

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!


My Review: 4 Stars

This is definitely a roller coaster ride that is sure to entertain any middle grade reader! It does have a slight feel of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," as four kids are chosen through a contest to be the first to ride this ride. We have the trouble maker, the one eager to please, the annoying know-it-all, and the richie rich girl. As these kids come together, work together, and really get to know one another, they find that there's more to each of them than meets the eye and they have more in common than they realize. I love that they learn that first impressions and appearances can be wrong and that working together is key in most situations.

The adventure and danger elements are very intriguing, especially when I really couldn't tell what was up and what was down, what was real and what wasn't. Those things alone kept my interest and kept me flipping the pages until the book was finished. Since it is a middle grade book though, there are some things that didn't get too deep or fully develop like I wish they would have.

All in all, these are great, unique characters embarking on an entertaining adventure that isn't like any other. I'm passing this one on to my kids because I think they'll really enjoy it.

Content: mild violence/danger/moments of peril.

*I received a copy to review, which didn't influence my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.*

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  1. Thank you for your review. This is a book my grandson would enjoy.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com