The World’s Greatest Adventure Machine
Author: Frank L. Cole
Publisher: Delacorte Press, 2017
Doug Castle of Castle Corp. from Beyond (Beyond, California, that is) has held a contest. Winners will get the chance of a lifetime: a new type of roller coaster ride – the Adventure Machine – which promises plenty of thrills and chills.
And the winners are…. (drum roll, please):
- Trevor Isaacs, a thirteen-year old who is frequently in trouble
- Cameron Kiffling, world’s smartest eleven-year old who is just a bit hyper (well, maybe more than a bit)
- Devin Drobbs, an obnoxious thirteen-year old gaming genius with an equally obnoxious, photo-snapping father
- Nika Pushkin – a milk-shake-drinking Russian girl with a way overprotective grandfather (who happens to be very, very rich)
This ride is much more than it seems because the Adventure Machine taps into its riders’ minds to have a thrilling – and entirely out-of-mind – experience. The prime attraction of this ride is the Terrorarium, a name which gives just a hint of what is to come. And any number of deadly things – black holes, saber-toothed tigers, and miniature moose (???) – are lying in wait for the unsuspecting contestants.
What the winners and their parents don’t realize is that the Adventure Machine ride has a secret. And to make this story even more of a page-turner, each of the riders has a secret, too. (I’d love to tell, but no spoilers!)
With four unique children, one dangerous and scary ride, and a few unexpected characters thrown into the mix, this story gives just what the ride promises: plenty of thrills and not overly grisly chills to keep readers racing for the end.
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Note: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.