Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Review for 'The Pineville Heist' by Lee Chambers


Seventeen year old Aaron Stevens stumbles into the aftermath of a five million dollar bank heist gone wrong. Hiding under a canoe, Aaron partially catches the murder of one of the robbers. In the chaos he sneaks away with the money and heads straight for the closest place of safety, his high school. Terrified, Aaron tells his shocking tale to Amanda Becker, his drama teacher, but it doesn’t take long for one of the psychotic robbers to show up. In the locked down school the pair are relentlessly pursued in a quest to get the money back and wipe out the evidence.

Rating: 4/5

For a teen-aged novel, it was good. Aaron is this teenager whose father, at first does not care, yet does. When young Aaron runs into trouble, the sheriff is called. Thus, the adventure begins. At first, the sheriff does not believe him. However, as the story unwinds, people start to listen, and twists into a journey never to be forgotten. A tale mixed with danger is exciting. It is what young readers need while getting through school, life, and to never forget even the small and insignificant things to them, matter the most. This is a story done by a creator. Blended with a surprise at the end, it proves justice can and is served. Hats off to Lee!

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