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Paul Moxham hails from Melbourne, Australia. He's best known for his children's mystery series which follows Joe, Amy, Sarah, and Will as they have adventures in 1950's Britain.
on Feb. 13, 2013 :
The Florida Chase: Collectors Edition by Paul Moxham is full of adventure as two brothers go on the hunt of their missing father. This is full of action as the boys travel from Pittsburgh to NYC, DC, to Florida. Kidnappers, break-ins, snakes, alligators, near plane crashes, hurricanes, they are met by so many obstacles along the way searching for their Dad. A fast-paced action book that I enjoyed reading.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, rather it be good or bad.
(review of free book)
on Jan. 09, 2013 :
I received this book as a Member Giveaway in exchange for a review. This book is about two brothers and their quest to find their missing father, and the adventures they have along the way. It reminded me of a Hardy Boys novel as I read it. I liked to two brothers and thought the conclusion of the book was very attention-grabbing and full of action. However, I felt the book was flawed in several ways. The characters of the two brothers wasn't explored very well, as to their thoughts as emotions, so It was hard to make any real connection to them. There were some serious plot flaws which need to be worked out, ex. the reason why the father didn't call the police after he escaped. The language use in the book was not consistent with a family that lived in Pittsburgh. The story needed major proofreading, editing, revising. The spelling and sentence structure, grammar, and poor editing was very distracting and it was hard to focus on the story because of this. I feel though, that there is promise here though, the plot was very action-packed, locations were interesting, although more description would be helpful., and the characters have possibilities. This story may have been updated since I received my copy, I hope so, as the story definitely has a lot of potential.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Aug. 22, 2012 :
This book has strong characters,action which would grab the young adults attention. The Florida Chase keeps a good emphasis on strong family bond between two brothers and their father. Jordan and Luke fly from Pittsburgh to Florida all the while fighting the odds against them.
(review of free book)
on July 31, 2012 :
Paul Moxham provides readers with a suspenseful story that is sure to keep younger readers interested to the end. The idea of family working together to protect one another, as well as their country is an interesting and timeless one for young and/or reluctant readers—a population that I am familiar with. There are a few bumps and rubs, however, which even a young reader will notice. There is a bit of name confusion at the beginning of the short novel. Mr. Brody becomes a Mr. Mitchell more than once. Also, dialogue during “high action” and “high adrenaline” situations is far too proper and formal. That being said, this is still a short piece that I will certainly purchase another copy of. It will make a good addition to my classroom library.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)