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The Billionaire's Curse (The Archer Legacy Series #1)

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6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

A retro riot for the kids - a heapa fun

What a refreshing thing to read a book for middle grade kids with no vampires, ghouls or trolls. This is a ripping yarn that takes an average 13-year-old boy and dumps him well outside his comfort zone.

Gerald Wilkins unexpectedly becomes the richest thirteen-year-o...
What a refreshing thing to read a book for middle grade kids with no vampires, ghouls or trolls. This is a ripping yarn that takes an average 13-year-old boy and dumps him well outside his comfort zone.

Gerald Wilkins unexpectedly becomes the richest thirteen-year-old in the world when his mysterious great aunt leaves her fortune to him in her will. But turns out she was murdered, and the people who killed her are now after Gerald. Together with some new friends he has to solve the mystery -- and it promises to be a big one as the story spans three books.

Some great characters that have been created and my 11-year-old daughter was able to relate to them. They have honour and humour and grace and mischief. They aren't top of the class but they're as embraceable as all get out. And a rare thing is this is a book that boys and girls can enjoy: the lead girl character Ruby Valentine is a hoot and a role model for a well-rounded approach to life. The way she treats her twin brother Sam is a delight.

And as for the boys: any reluctant reader would find this hard to put down. The action is well paced and the mystery a nifty one to solve.

The tale dips its hat to the tropes of old-style mystery novels but does so in such a self-knowing way that it never dips into lazy cliche.

And as the first in a series, I can't wait to read the others.

Kids will love this!!

posted by Suzie_Parker on July 6, 2010

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Okay story

I read it...and was dissappointed. It started great. There are people hunting Gerald. He and his new best friends, Ruby and Sam, have to find out who and why. Then it got boring. There were a lot of unhelpful clues and obviously innocent suspects. An okay read, I supose...
I read it...and was dissappointed. It started great. There are people hunting Gerald. He and his new best friends, Ruby and Sam, have to find out who and why. Then it got boring. There were a lot of unhelpful clues and obviously innocent suspects. An okay read, I supose.

posted by 9525286 on August 30, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Funny!

    I got this book on a Free Friday. Its funny! I had to reread it a few times though to comprehend it... a little confusing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Not too shabby

    I got this book as part of the free book fridays, and thought, eh...sure I'll give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. It was somewhat predictable with a few half hearted twists. Never the less it was a fun read that I would recommend to read once. The characters are somewhat thrown into the mix without any real development of their character. I wanted to be attached to the three main characters, but I couldn't seem to fall in love with them. With that said, this book is aimed at young teens, and I think they will find this book plenty entertaining. I will be purchasing the second book as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Loved it!

    If yiublove Rick Riordan ("Percy Jackson" and "The Kane Chromicles") this is a must read! I just bought tge sequel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    A little over the top but overall a solid kids book.

    A little over the top but overall a solid kids book.

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