Tuesday, March 20, 2012


By Del Shannon
October 2010
395 Pages
Summary Taken From Goodreads:
Kevin Tobin is a relatively ordinary 12-year-old dealing with the aftermath of his father's death in a mountain biking accident near their home in Boulder, Colorado. To escape from his emotional turmoil, Kevin has developed his imagination into a dangerous foil and a powerful ally. While he antagonizes his sister through his superhero antics on an average Wednesday morning, his ability to escape inside a character's head become critical to his survival after his life is once-again turned upside down a year after his father's death. A mysterious package arrives in the mail, Kevin and his best friend are hunted down by a ruthless villain set upon world domination, and after enlisting Kevin's teenage sister and her pizza-delivery boyfriend in a battle for control over time itself, the secret of Kevin's whole existence is revealed to him by a source we never expected.
My Thoughts:
Kevin's imagination has a life of it's own and has been his coping mechanism for the past year. He is a twelve year trying to deal with the sudden death of his dad. His mom is worried as she sees him jump from reality to fantasy-never knowing which one she will be dealing with or cleaning up after.
One day Kevin receives a package in the mail meant for someone else. This package contains a machine that can change the course of history by making time travel possible. Unknowingly, Kevin possesses something that an evil madman will kill for.
Kevin is suddenly thrust into the adventure of a lifetime that includes car chases, helicopters, guns and bad guys. Luckily, Kevin has the help of his best friend Tony and a zen-like pizza boy named Scratch.
In the midst of bullets, an avalanche and time travel Kevin discovers strength, determination and the power of family. 
This book is the perfect pick for middle school age boys looking for a book that will hook them from start to finish. It's fast paced with a few twists and turns that leave the reader on the edge of their seat.
This book was sent to me by the author for an honest review. I will be donating this book to my local Middle School Library.

1 comment:

  1. I have this one from the author as well and need to make it a priority, so I can send it along to a nephew... sounds like he would love it as well!