Monday, May 30, 2016

The Stranger in Medallion Loafers by Austin B. Tucker

I liked this adventure of teens Allen and Juan. They are next door neighbors and best friends. Their adventures begin when they see a suspicious person spreading a putty-like substance in the high school boiler room. They are quickly in the midst of an FBI investigation that involves danger and requires courage.

This is a good adventure for teen boys, especially ones who like flying. Juan's dad is a military pilot and the boys get personal flying lessons from him. The boys get into dangerous adventures, even after being told by authorities to stay out of the investigation. When they happen upon something suspicious, they just have to follow the suspect. Sometimes they interfere with the police and get in trouble but sometimes they find information the police have missed.

Christian faith is well presented in this story. The boys attend a Christian camp and the gospel is given. The boys have a close friendship and show great loyalty to each other. It was good to see how they relied on God when in danger.

This is a good novel for young teen boys who love adventure and are curious. They'll get a little dose of science and larger doses of adventure and faith.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Austin B. Tucker has served as pastor for more than 30 years. He now teaches online for Liberty Seminary in Virginia and Anderson University in South Carolina. He has previously published nonfiction books. This is his first novel for teens.

TBCN Just for Kids, 140 pages. You can buy a copy here.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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