Thursday, November 13, 2014

Jack the Castaway by Lisa Doan

Jack the Castaway by Lisa Doan - 144 pages
The Berenson Schemes #1

Jack is dismayed to discover that his parents intend to take him on their next get rich quick scheme to the Caribbean where they plan to start a snorkeling business.  Jack is sure that somehow he will end up dead on this adventure - whether from whale sharks, pirates, or just his parents' neglect.  He had no idea that he would actually end up as a castaway on a deserted island though - all due to his parents lack of planning.
This is the first book in a new series.  I personally found Jack to be a bit annoying.  Yes, his parents are neglectful, easily distracted, and have no clue on how to raise a kid.  But even when they eventually come around as you know they will he continues to bad mouth them and disparage them at every opportunity.  However, I think kids will see it as the ultimate boy knows best story.

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