Monday, January 16, 2012

Kevin's Point of View by Del Shannon

Goodreads Summary:
To escape the emotional turmoil of his father’s death 12-year-old Kevin Tobin has retreated inside himself, developing his imagination into a dangerous foil and a powerful ally. While he antagonizes everyone with his superhero antics, his ability to escape inside himself becomes critical to his survival after his life is once-again turned upside down a year after his father’s death. When a mysterious package arrives in the mail, Kevin and his best friend are hunted by a ruthless villain who is determined to retrieve the package, which holds the key to his plans for world domination. After enlisting Kevin’s teenage sister and her pizza-delivery boyfriend in a battle for control over time itself, the group escapes into the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado and eventually discover that Kevin’s entire existence is because of the love of someone we never expected.

Kevin's Point of View is Del Shannon's debut novel and shows a deep appreciation for the powers of imagination, family ties, and the desire of young boys to both escape reality and prove themselves within it. The fast-paced, adventure-filled storytelling style makes this a book with wide appeal for readers of all ages. 

My Review:

Kevin's Point of View is the debut novel from author Del Shannon. It is an action-packed tale of 12 year old Kevin and his best friend Tony.

One day, almost a year after his father's death, Kevin receives an unexpected package in the mail. The package contains a device called the Influxitron. Unbeknownst to Kevin it is a time traveling device. When the owner of the device shows up to collect it the fun begins.

This book was a lot of fun to read. It was very fast-paced with nonstop action. Kevin has an over active imagination. He reminded me of the boy from Home Alone. The bad guys have instructions to kill Kevin and Tony. How hard can killing 2 12-year-old boys be? Kevin showed that it can be nearly impossible.

As the mother of a former wild child I really felt for Kevin's mom.

The ending was a surprise and I like how it worked out. I'm looking forward to reading more books by this author. I think my 13-year-old son will also enjoy reading this.

1 comment:

  1. I am looking forward to reading this one too! Sounds like great fun!


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