Girls*Heart* Books: Have Book, Will Travel by Kfir & Yonatan Luzzatto: Review

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Have Book, Will Travel by Kfir & Yonatan Luzzatto: Review

Publication Date: June 1, 2012
Max fears that his family will disapprove of his friendship with Darla, a common girl from the village outside his uncle’s fortress walls. That's why they meet secretly to read together from an old book, which she has found in a dusty room near the fortress laundry where she works.

They read about a lost lake and feel adventurous when they slip out of the fortress to go swimming there; but the trouble begins when they find that, in the meantime, the fortress has been sealed and they can’t get back in. It’s lucky that they have the book with them, to guide them through the many dangers that await them on their way back home…or perhaps it is the book that is the source of their troubles.

In the end, it is the power of the friendship that Darla and Max have forged, and their courage, that see them through a series of breathtaking adventures.
(from Goodreads) 

Have Book, Will Travel by Kfir Luzzatto and his teenage son, Yonatan, is due to be published on June 1st. I recommend if you have a reader in the 10-14 year-old range, you definitely get this book for them.  I read it in a day; from almost the very start to finish it's a non-stop adventure. This is a whimsical and funny read, full of action. 

Max and Darla are our main characters; she is a villager from outside the fortress that Max's uncle commands and Max is there visiting for the summer while his mother deals with a sick friend. The two meet in a storage room and soon are meeting there everyday to read an old book together. Before long, they are plotting their own adventure and thus, the excitement begins. These two kids are really great characters; the kind of kids you wish you'd known growing up. 

This is a definite page-turner with lots of twists, you never know what's going to happen next! Armed with an extremely original idea, this tale for tweens is very well executed and really leaves you wanting more! 

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