December 20, 2012

Sneed B. Collard III, Book Wisdom Review, December 20


     CARTWHEEL, award wining author, Sneed B Collard’s YA novel is his latest book and sequel to DOUBLE EAGLE.  In typical Sneed fashion, this book sparkles in several areas.  The characters are not only likeable and believable, they are “spot on” developmentally and fit the time period that the book is set in, 1975. The adolescent struggle for independence from parents and risk taking while weighing values is fresh and fits well for the two male characters.  The plot moves quickly and keeps the reader guessing what is next.  Sneed’s research and ability to blend history in his books while holding the readers interest from start to finish is a gift he carries over from his strength as a nonfiction writer.  Readers get the best of his fiction and nonfiction skills blended into a front seat ride in CARTWHEEL

This book is a four apple book, a great read.  Fun, likable characters in a fast paced book that keeps you guessing is  what CARTWHEEL is all about. Although it it billed as a sequel.  It stands by itself and you do not need to read Double Eagle to enjoy it.

      This is a YA novel and appropriate for upper middle school through high school age youth.  It is a high appeal for boys, but I also can see some girls enjoying it.  

     The themes in this book are mystery, friendship, making choices, and solving problems.

    You can learn more about Sneed and his award winning books and where to buy them at: Sneed's Website.

     You can find this book through the publisher, Bucking Horse Books.  Your local book store can order this book for you.  On the West Slope of Colorado, our local independent seller is Grand Valley BooksIn addition it can be found online at Mountain Press and Amazon.

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