Double Vision (Double Vision Series #1)

Double Vision (Double Vision Series #1)

by F. T. Bradley


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Fans of 39 Clues and Artemis Fowl will enjoy the fun, fresh thrill ride through this humorous, action-packed adventure from debut author F. T. Bradley.

In the trilogy opener, twelve-year-old Lincoln Baker finds himself in a world of trouble! First, Linc’s seemingly harmless prank on a school field trip ends in expulsion and a lawsuit. Then two mysterious figures from a secret government agency called Pandora show up at Linc’s house with a proposition for him.

Turns out Linc looks exactly like one of Pandora’s top kid agents, Benjamin Green, who vanished while on a critical spy mission in Paris. If Linc agrees to take his place, they’ll get him back in school and make that costly lawsuit disappear.

But the mission is a lot more complicated than it seems. A highly valuable copy of the Mona Lisa has gone missing and now Linc must make sure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Too bad Linc isn’t a black belt math genius who can run a four-minute mile like his double, Ben, because he’ll need those skills to make it out alive. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062104380
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Series: Double Vision Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 503,895
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

F. T. Bradley is originally from the Netherlands and still likes to travel, like Linc, whenever she gets a chance. She lives in Mississippi with her husband and two daughters. This is the third book in her trilogy about Lincoln Baker and Ben Green.

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Double Vision 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ACS_Book_Blogger More than 1 year ago
Lincoln Baker is a 12-year old boy who seems to stay in trouble on a daily basis. Linc is a jokester whose antics finally catch up with him on a school field trip. Their teacher, Mrs. Valdez has made arrangements for her class to take a tour of a chicken farm. Only one restriction, Farmer Johnson does not want the students to go anywhere near the barns where the chickens are housed. Well, Linc just can’t resist and encouraged by his friends, he puts his plan in motion. Problem…Linc ends up letting all the chickens out of the barn. Farmer Johnson is furious and hires a lawyer to sue Linc’s parents for the cost of damages to the chickens and the farm. Linc’s parents are your normal, middle-class family and certainly can’t afford a million dollar lawsuit. They are still recovering from Linc’s last trouble. When some government agents show up on Linc’s doorstep offering a way to make the lawsuit disappear, Linc says yes and the government agents convince his parents to send him to “reform camp for trouble makers.” Turns out that these secret agents need Linc’s help because he looks exactly like one of the junior spies, Benjamin Green, who has gone missing. They need Linc to recover a package that could threaten national security. Linc is suddenly thrown into the world of espionage and travels to France for a meeting that the real Junior Agent Benjamin Green was supposed to keep. While Linc may look like Benjamin Greene, he is definitely not a secret agent. Along the way, Linc must use his own special “jokester” skills to avoid capture and meets some very interesting people. With the help of a young girl named Francoise, Linc works to recover the package and solve the mystery of the missing Benjamin Green. This was a really good read. While targeted for the age group of 8-12, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fast pace without losing the reader and I thought the antics of the main character were very much in line with what a lot of 12-year olds might actually try. Apparently this is the first book in a triology, and I look forward to reading the other two books. I easily recommend this book! DISCLOSURE: We received a complimentary copy in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.
Darby-Karchut More than 1 year ago
This book was such a blast and one wild ride of an adventure. Linc reminds of so many of my former 7th students. What a great first book in this MG trilogy. Highly recommended.
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Asand More than 1 year ago
Mom's Thoughts: Yes this is an children's book but I found myself loving it as well!  I would read it out loud to the boys and I would get quiet for a little bit, and then, Conner  would say, " Mom! Stop reading ahead!"  He was right, too!  I was reading ahead! The excitement level is very high in this book and it will keep you on your toes.  Linc is a wonderful, mischievous, interesting young boy that every child could relate to, especially my twins.  He tends to get in trouble because of his class clown status and the fact that he is very curious.  I swear the incident with the chickens (both times) had all of us ( even DAD) cracking up.  I even seen Conner's eyes twinkle with ideas; so I am definitely not taking him around any chickens anytime soon.  But besides all the comedy and interesting exploits Linc tends to make; there is a lot of mystery in this book.  That is what kept me so enthralled!  It made me think of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code only because of all the clues, puzzles, and tricks the characters needed to solve.  In Double Vision, Linc is steady trying to figure out different clues and different puzzles that are taking him around France, trying to get a very special person's father back.  This character is my girl!  I loved her and I think just including her in this story makes Double Vision fun for girls, boys, and adults too!  I loved the character development in the story and I love all the interesting people Linc meets that help him and yet sometimes hinder him too.  This book is packed full of action and it truly is hard to only read a few chapters every night.  I also had a very hard time not sneaking back and reading the whole book without my boys!  I would definitely have to give Double Vision five stars!   *****
ThinkBannedThoughts More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Double Vision to my daughters (ages 8 and 6) We had a blast reading this book. Every night when it was time to close the cover they'd both whine and beg for one more chapter. I finally learned to close the book one chapter early so I could say yes to their request for more. Linc is a great character - we all loved watching him go from having "Linc Disasters" that nearly ruined his life, to creating "Linc Disasters" that saved his skin. Francoise and Henry were great sidekicks. As the mother of 2 daughters, I always love seeing fiesty, intelligent girls on the page! And Henry is the perfect geek - We loved his Benjamin Green fanboy start and his Agent Q like knack for inventing spy gadgets. Double Vision combined the best of James Bond, the Da Vinci Code and pitch perfect kid voice and feel. There was enough danger to keep the tension high, and just enough violence to keep it real. Actions had consequences, and those consequences just brought the tension higher as we wondered how Linc would wiggle his way out of his latest mess. The humor in the book is spot on and had my girls giggling more than a few times. While this book is definitely a "boy book" - my daughters still really enjoyed it. They loved the action, the mystery, the code breaking and the edge-of-your-seat adventures. My kids also loved the Paris backdrop. It's a place that has been on our "to see" list for a couple of years now, and my kids have made me promise that when we go we'll bring Double Vision with us and read it again. They're planning a Double Vision tour of Paris, with lots of stops for pastries!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago