I never review books I don't like. I'm reviewing The Secret of Rover by Rachel Wildavsky here because it is one I loved!
This is an exciting adventure about two kids whose parents were kidnapped by terrorists. They must travel across several states in hopes of finding help from their only other relative, an uncle they've never met. And the kidnappers are pursuing them.
This isn't a simple crime story just about kids trying to save their parents, though that's certainly enough to keep readers fascinated. It's also about international security and the whole future of the world may depend on what the kids, Katie and David, do.
The Secret of Rover is a combination of mystery, Sci-fi (What is Rover, anyway?) and action adventure and it's a genuine page turner. The characters and their relationships are believable and the settings are realistic.
In short, this book has every element of a wonderful book.