Tuesday, September 6, 2011

When The Lights Go Out by Max Elliot Anderson

Peyton wants to be an Army Ranger, just like his Dad.  After 9-11 he feels everyone needs to be alert and fight terrorism.  He may get himself into big trouble because of this goal...

Comfort Publishing and the author sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  Mr. Anderson specializes in writing books for boys who are reluctant readers (as he was earlier in life).  He makes his books interesting, full of action and some danger, and there is always an underlying message in his words for the young ones who read them.

Peyton is new to the base, but it doesn't take him long to find a couple of new friends.  He wants to practice to be a Ranger, and he talks them into working out on the course with him.  It's good exercise and all is going well until they decide to go on a mission, like all Rangers do.  That's when they find out that terrorists are planning to steal something from the secured Army base.  

Peyton waits too long to tell his father and the boys suddenly find themselves on their own...

The story is busy, the boys have lessons to learn about the Rangers and life in general, and the reader will keep going to see what is going to happen next.  Why not pick up a copy of this book for your young reader, especially since we are so close to 9-11 again.

Here is trailer made for this book that gives you a preview of the excitement inside:  When The Lights Go Out

Happy reading.

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