Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas
Luckily for Addison, adventure has a way ...more
“I got a nurse’s pass.”
“But you’re not sick.”
“Naturally. I got the nurse’s pass from Eddie Chang,” Addison explained. “He was sick last week. I traded him his nurse’s pass for an owl pellet.”
If you ever wondered what a middle school Ferris Bueller x Indiana Jones mash-up would ...more
Among the reviewers, only Kirkus identified the mistakes. "First stop: Colombia. How unfortunate that significant research was evidently not done before writing the book. The Inca Empire only barely reache ...more
But it was hard for me to turn off the 'these are children doing these dangerous things' part of my mind and all their adventures (perils) kept stressing me instead of engaging me. Plus, it got a little silly and even kind of disturbing when the children are physically ta ...more
This book was incredible - I couldn't put it down! I was torn between wanting to read as quickly as possible to find out what happened next and enjoying the adventure and process of reading so much that I wanted to read slowly to savor it for as long as possible. Addison Cooke is the kind of book you want to read over and over again. It's a fast paced adventure, but the writing and humor are exquisite with hilarious and well thought out details that help you discover something new every time you...more
Not only is the writing hilarious and each character uniquely fleshed-out, the overall message of the power of self-belief and positive thinking r ...more
Addison Cooke is a twelve-year-old boy who wishes for something interesting to happen in his life just like any boy of his age. His aunt and uncle are always busy, and he only goes to school and gets back home. It’s kinda boring, isn’t it?
Everything change when his uncle discovers the first clue to what appears to be an ancient treasure. Addison finds out that the expedition isn’t easy since there are others who are s ...more
When Addison's aunt and uncle, both respected curators at the New York Museum of Archaeology, are kidnapped by the evil Russian Professor Ragar, Addison knows that he must save them. Ragar wants the Incan key that he has because it leads to an ancient treasure, and Addison figures that he can find the treasure while saving his aunt and uncle. He assembles his team (his sister Molly and friends Raj and Eddie), books a flight to Colombia, and sets off to save the day. ...more
The real charm of this book is in the characters. Addison Cooke is by far the best, as he should be. He's a wise-cracking sixth-grade mix of James Bond ...more
As museum curators, his aunt and uncle don't lead the boring life you might expect, instead, they are often travelling to far off, exotic sounding places hunting for lost treasures. Unfortunately for all of them, this time they have found a clue that has put them in peril. With the help of his siste ...more
I'm clearly not the target audience and so it's hard for me to review it fairly and thus I'm not going to give it a star rating. I did like the incorporation of some historical information about the incas but the plot was way over the top for me (children traipsing through the Amazon forest with great ease, then outswimming caimans and surviving falls over wa ...more
CONS OF ADDISON COOKE AND THE TREASURE OF THE INCAS
There was literally no plot line whatsoever. The whole book was dedicated to attempting to be funny.
Note that I said 'attempting', not 'being'. The most I did was snort slightly at a joke once.
The characters were flat. There was no real change in them throughout the ...more
I am on the fence as to what message it sends to kids. On the one hand it teaches independence but I think any di ...more
But it was fun and I read it with my two oldest boys, and they loved it, and they helped me remember times where I wasn’t constantly “analyzing the discourse” and ...more