Saturday, June 13, 2009

Double Eagle by Sneed Collard III

Collard, Sneed III Double Eagle, 238 p. Peachtree, 2009. $16.95. Language: PG. Mike, 13, has been sent to Florida to spend the summer of 1973 with his marine biologist dad at a field site for his Dad’s college classes. Mike is angry and disappointed, but finds a friend in a local boy, Kyle. Together the two boys explore a Civil War fortress and find a double eagle gold coin, supposedly minted by the Confederates. But when their questions attract the wrong attention, the boys’ search for any other coins turns deadly – right in time for the biggest hurricane of the season. I don’t really understand why this book needed a historical setting, as this is not a work of historical fiction. It is interesting, but not top shelf interesting. MS – OPTIONAL.

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