Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Last Akaway

About The Book:  What’s an Akaway?  An Akaway is a rare and magical creature that connects you to your spirit animal. Once you’ve connected, you have all the special powers that your spirit animal possesses.  But those powers are in serious jeopardy when the diabolical Uncle Skeeta tricks 11-year-old Brody Boondoggle into helping him steal the Akaway’s spirit.  Now, aided by his skeptical big brother, Jake, and guided by his quirky Grammy, Brody must lead the way on an adventure to defeat Uncle Skeeta, save the last Akaway, and protect the special powers of kids everywhere.

About The Author:   Gary Karton came up with the idea for the Brody Boondoggle series after a birthday part he created for his younger son. He began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post. He has spent the past 17 years working for children and families at nonprofits such as the Welfare to Work Partnership, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and Safe Kids Worldwide. He is also the author of No Free Lunch: One Man’s Journey from Welfare to the American Dream (Ballantine, May 2002). Gary lives in Virginia with his wife, two sons, and dog.

My Thoughts About The Book:  When I was a child I would have loved to have had this book placed in my hands.  This book was awesome!  This book has everything I want in a book.  The plot was so thrilling that I could not put it down.  The characters were realistic.  There was elements of humor and when I reached the end of the book I was disappointed that it was over.  I have researched Gary Karton and found that he is a first time author and he knows his stuff.   He can draw in his audience from young to young at heart.  I would recommend The Last Akaway to everyone!  It is a must read.

Disclaimer:  I received this book free from NetGalley Publicity Company in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Thanks guys for allowing me this opportunity.

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