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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Mason Wilson & The Dead Bird Debacle Review


Is Mason Wilson just another wimpy kid? Wimps don't embark on an unauthorized night-time trip to a strange, old factory; he'll do anything to stop his penniless family being thrown out of their home. 

There's a mystery to solve to win the grand prize - if you hardly ever find dead birds lying around, why are whole flocks of them starting to fall from the sky all over the place? Does the Bible really say that it’s a sign of the end of the world? 

Mason uncovers some gross goings-on and plans that will change the world for ever. Should he do the right thing and try and stop them? He’ll lose an opportunity of a lifetime if he does; still, when his parents find out he's gone missing, that will be the least of his worries! 

A quirky adventure-mystery for 9-12's that the whole family can enjoy.

I received a paperback copy of this book at no cost from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Review

This was a cute and fun read for me and my son. We read it together at night before bedtime. We both really enjoyed the characters, and the story line. There is a great mystery, and Mason jumps right in, with no fear, to try and solve that mystery. There are some Christian aspects in the story, mostly regarding whether the mystery involves the end of days, but it's not so overwhelming that kids won't understand it. The characters of Mason's friend Ollie and his grandfather are very funny, and they play well off of Mason and his more serious parents. As a reader you come to like each character for their individual attributes, and not just the part they play in the story. We laughed every night, and had some fun and cute discussions about this story. I highly recommend this book to kids and parents alike!

About the Author

M.P. Jones was raised in the town of Leigh in Lancashire, England but has lived in Toronto, Canada for the past twelve years. Although a Medieval History graduate, he is a Chartered Accountant by day and author by night. His writing influences include Enid Blyton, Anthony Buckeridge, Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, David Eddings and C.J. Sansom amongst others.

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