Rod Martinezwas born in and grew up in Tampa, Florida and was attracted to words at an early age. On his own, in first grade, he wrote his first book “The Boy Who Liked to Read” (about himself) with construction paper and pencil – it wasn’t a class assignment. His teacher then decided to keep the "masterpiece" and show other students what they could do if they applied themselves. Rod was really proud of what he had accomplished.
The Juniorsby Rod Martinez
Meet the Juniors (aptly named because they have their parents names): ‘Derik’ David Markum — saxaphonist, auto-junkie and impulsive-adventurer with adrenaline running through his veins; Angela ‘Christine’ Lopez — leader-extraordinaire, nature-lover,
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What happens when four tween BFFs get together? Anything! Really!
Meet the Juniors (aptly named because they have their parents names): ‘Derik’ David Markum — saxaphonist, auto-junkie and impulsive-adventurer with adrenaline running through his veins; Angela ‘Christine’ Lopez — leader-extraordinaire, nature-lover, texting-champion and hyper-talker; ‘Marion’ Katherine Morgan — the brains of the outfit (her dad works for NASA), computer-addict, animal-lover, laid back ‘goody-goody’ of the bunch, and classical pianist; and finally, but not least, ‘Dylan’ Rutherford Daniels — mild-mannered rich kid, yo-yo expert, comedian and master voice impersonator.
Somehow, trouble always seems to find them, and NOT the other way around. They fight crime and solve mysteries. Their talents and character get them through most of it, but it’s usually teamwork that saves the day.
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This book is SOOO good. It's great for almost all ages! I should know cause' I'm 10. Children are tough critics.
Juniors Review This novel would be equally enjoyed by your preteen or teenager. It’s a fast-paced mystery with lots of action and adventure that will keep the reader interested. There are four main characters-the brain, the comedian, the gadget geek and the leader of the group of friends called the Juniors. Somehow these very different personalities fit well together and their differing talents make them the perfect crime solving team. The flashbacks give the reader further insight into the characters and their lives. The action is non-stop. The Juniors are always getting into trouble or stumbling upon mysteries and crimes. The use of technology in the story will be very familiar to this generation of children. This is a fun, lighthearted story perfect for the summer months when the kids are out of school.
I think this book was cleverly written. You will fall in love with the kids and the parents of this book. Action packef with comic relief. Very good book.