Recommended by: Books and Other Thoughts
One of those books I wish I’d read when I was a kid. I would really have enjoyed this book as a kid. These twins, Jason and Julia (must people’s names match?) move into a great big house on the ocean. Their parents immediately leave, they meet another kid who lives nearby (Rick), and the three of them are plunged into exciting adventures with codes and clues and dark passageways and boats that take them to ancient Egypt.
If I were about ten years younger, I would have – well, probably still not thought this was the best book ever, but I would definitely have read the other ones in the series. Because, you know – plucky kids! Who decipher codes and solve riddles! And Egypt! Lovely Egypt! But as it is, I’m more critical of the writing style, and I want more out of the kids’ interactions with each other, so the book was fine but I can’t be bothered reading the other ones. Too busy reading His Majesty’s Dragon, which I’m enjoying a surprising lot so far.