Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost

Kitty HawkAuthor: Iain Reading

Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #2

Publisher: Create Space

Release Date: September 11, 2013

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

A fun adventure for kids that is just as intriguing and better written than the first in the series.

Kitty Hawk is back on another crazy adventure. She still wants to follow in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart and make her own epic flight around the world.  This time her travels take her to Florida where she plans to relax before continuing.  The Florida Keys is a magical place for many and Kitty gets caught up in the magic of shipwrecks, treasure and ghost stories of Ernest Hemingway she wonders if she is in over her head.

The second installment in the Kitty Hawk series is even better than the first. Reading seems to have found his grove in writing the young adventures.  There was a little more down time in this book that had Kitty just relaxing and not going strong, which made me yearn to get back to the action.  I enjoyed that compared to the previous book, this one did not have near the amount of harsh language, especially since these are geared towards young readers.  The setting was very beautifully done, it made me want to go explore the area.  There was a great history about the story and I loved the Hemingway aspect of it and how it tied in with the missing treasure.  The short chapters are a plus for young readers so they don’t get bored with long chapters.  My only concern with this book is with the format.  The chapters are short, which is great, but the print is so small it makes reading one page seem like reading three and that is a problem for the younger readers.  I will still recommend this to young readers that are looking for a fun adventure book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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