12th August '18
We shared the reading of this book. My son enjoyed it because of it being an exciting, adventure book. It is a few steps up from the Sea Quest and Beast Quest books, thus for a slightly older, more competent reader. There was a lot to talk about with this book whilst we were reading it and after we had finally finished it. It raises some interesting issues surrounding bullying (Freddie, the central character's friend, Connor is being bullied. The bullies at the end of the book are seen having got their just deserts.) Moreover, there is an awful lot of general knowledge to talk about and take in ,mostly surrounding Everest (facts gone into more detail at the end of the book). Overall, an excellent book. I will be interested where Clive Mantle takes his characters to next time.