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The Absolutely Amazing Adventures Of Agent Auggie Spinoza (2000)

by Steven Stickler(Favorite Author)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This book was quite enjoyable. Auggie Spinoza is an enjoyable, inquisitive soon to be 10 year old who is the fastest runner in his school. As the story opens he is intrigued by the cold air emanating from a hole in a curtain in the living room. What makes it even more interesting is the fact that not only is he unable to find the source of the cold air, but also, as he puts his finger in the hole, he is unable to see it on the other side of the curtain. So, as a result, he picks away more and more at the hole until it becomes so large that he is able to stick his head through to see what's on the other side. Thus begins an interesting adventure of time travel with a girl he meets named Emily. I totally invested in the story, never being able to set it aside for too l... moreong before I had to return to find out what happened next. As a result I finished the book in about a day and a half. One of my pet peeves with many book series these days is that it is usually not hard to tell long before reaching the end of the book that there will be another in the series. This book did not have such a feel to it, which I really appreciated. In fact, it wasn't until I had finished that I found out the author does intend to write another in the series. This was quite surprising to me as I have no idea where he can go with the story line, considering how neatly wrapped up the book was at the end. I'll definitely keeps my eyes peeled for the next installment when it comes out, in the meantime I guess I'll just have to begin reading his other series, Spy Factory.
review 2: I received a copy of The Absolutely Amazing Adventures of Agent Auggie Spinoza in exchange for a review.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and find myself itching to recommend it to people from the ages of 8 to 78. The fact that it is a kid's book means nothing to me because it is well written and enjoyable. E-N-J-O-Y-A-B-L-E. As an adult, I do have some issues with the storyline, the villainous characters, and some of the time traveling aspects. However, if you look at this story for what it is, a book written for kids, then you will find that it is a typical topic written in an original way. Puzzles, mysteries, and a little history lessons around each turn. *wink*Auggie Spinoza is no ordinary kid but lives quite the ordinary life until right before his tenth birthday. When a strange and mysterious hole appears in his living room curtain, Auggie is determined to figure out why it is so special and why he is drawn to it. When the hole is finally large enough for Auggie to step through, he finds himself in a world that is not his own. There he meets his "partner in crime", Emily. Together they meet important men in history, escape villains, and solving puzzles to help save the world as they know it.Each character they meet seems to know who Auggie and Emily are in some way, whether it is instinct or just the fact they are wearing clothes that don't suit the time. It always seems really easy for these kids to gain the trust of several famous minds in history. Darwin, Jefferson, and Plato each have their own key and riddles to add to the story. Both Auggie and Emily are smart kids and both seem to be prepared for these adventures in their own way. I don't want to share any more of the story because I think you should buy your own copy and meet Auggie for yourself! less
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My son and I thoroughly enjoyed can't wait for the next installment!
Couldn't get into the story at all!
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