The Great Mystery

By Travis Slone

In this book we start off with a soldier going to the emergency room, and then we’re whisked off to another realm for an adventure. The main story is a male, Amir, and a female, Eva, trying to find the great treasure to unite the world. The book is a very easy read, and would be best for younger teens. I believe I would have found the book much more gripping and surprising if I had been younger. The allegory fell on the heavy side, though it tended more towards spirituality than religion. The allegory feels rather shallow as we don’t learn much about either of the protagonists’ until the end. At the end rather than there being character development, it seems like we’re first seeing their full characters.

I would recommend this book to younger readers in search of an adventure.

Nibble {first sentence}: “Outside the doors of a state-of-the-art medical center, a team of paramedics rushed in from their ambulance with a young soldier in critical condition.”

My Rating: 4 out of 10 apples with strange carvings

I received a free paper copy of this book from First Reads via Goodreads.

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