03 October 2012

Review: Kevin's Point of View by Del Shannon

Kevin Tobin is a relatively ordinary 12-year-old dealing with the aftermath of his father's death in a mountain biking accident near their home in Boulder, Colorado. To escape from his emotional turmoil, Kevin has developed his imagination into a dangerous foil and a powerful ally. While he antagonizes his sister through his superhero antics on an average Wednesday morning, his ability to escape inside a character's head become critical to his survival after his life is once-again turned upside down a year after his father's death. A mysterious package arrives in the mail, Kevin and his best friend are hunted down by a ruthless villain set upon world domination, and after enlisting Kevin's teenage sister and her pizza-delivery boyfriend in a battle for control over time itself, the secret of Kevin's whole existence is revealed to him by a source we never expected. Del Shannon's imaginative story, appreciation for the powers of family and the desire of young boys to both escape reality and prove themselves within it, and fast-paced, adventure-filled storytelling style make this a book with wide appeal for readers of all ages.


This book has easily become one of my favorite books.  This book not only has great pictures but also a great story line.  I believe this book can easily be written off as a "kid" book, but I would recommend this book to kids, teens, and adults alike.  My favorite thing about this book is the great adventure it takes you on as your reading.  Throughout the novel we get to delve into Kevin's great imagination and see the world through his eyes.  This book is a quick read, however the story line is very complex and interesting.  Regarding the characters, I really love the great friendship between Kevin and his best friend.  As the story develops so does their friendship allowing them to create a strong bond.  This also applies to Kevin and his sister, who also goes on this journey with him.  Their father's death has really brought them closer together, and has allowed them to share a a strong emotional bond.  If you are looking for a read the lets your escape reality then this is definitely the book for you.  I highly recommend reading this book! 


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