Clements, Andrew, ill. By Adam Stower. We Hold These Truths. Pgs. 258. Simon and Schuster, 2013. $6.99. Language: G, Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG
In two and a half days, Captain Duncan Oakes School is set to be demolished and turned into an amusement park. It’s up to Benjamin, Jill, and Robert to save the school. Their only hope is to follow 200-year-old clues left by the school’s founder. Exploring secret passages, they’ll search for any treasures that might save the school. Evading thugs, safeguards, and more, will the trio manage to save the school?
The characters are engaging, memorable, and well developed. The plot is relatively fast paced and draws the readers into Benjamin’s world. This fun, mystery adventure will delight and engage avid and reluctant readers alike. EL. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.