Jack’s family leaves the farm he loves and moves to the suburbs, but Jack refuses to accept his new circumstances and is determined to do what he can to help his family move “home.” The kids in Jack’s neighborhood befriend him in spite of his reluctance. Together they share adventure, work and loss, and Jack learns to trust God’s plans for his family.
This is book one in a new series by Amanda Cleary Eastep. My nine-year old son read the book. He doesn’t have exposure to video games, so he said there were some parts that were confusing since Jack likes video games and they are referenced often in the story, but otherwise he gave it a thumbs up. The plot was fun and fast-moving. Interspersed in the text are illustrations and little pop-outs from the various characters with trivia about science, literature and history. I’d put the target age at 9-12 years.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher (Moody) in exchange for my review.