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Posted February 8, 2013
Orca's The Seven Series gives us seven authors each writing the story of one of David McLean's grandsons. During the reading of David's will, four of his daughters and six of his grandsons learn that David left letters instructing each grandson to complete a task. At the same time, they learn there was another daughter and another grandson. A family tree showing David's descendents and the book covers in which each is the protagonist, and a map showing where each grandson will travel, are good additions in the front of the book. Spencer's task is to find a certain actress from decades-gone-by and have himself filmed getting a kiss from her. The filming part is important, because it is Spencer's dream to become a filmmaker. Interspersed in the story are several segments which are written as if a film script, with terms like fade in, close up, and tracking shot. Readers will learn a bit about filmmaking while enjoying Spencer's hilarious adventure with the stubborn, opinionated Gloria Lorraine, or GL as she lets her friends call her, GL's granddaughter, AmberLea, who has secrets of her own, and a baker who seems to be hiding more than icing sugar in the trunk. Spencer texts his younger brother, Bunny (Bernard), several times during the journey, asking if Bunny has completed his task, which is to get a tattoo. Bunny's story is chronicles in Ink Me. The humor is sometimes goofy but that will be just fine for the intended audience.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.