Submarines, Secrets & A Daring Rescue by Robert J. Skead and Robert A. Skead is the second book from the American Revolutionary War Adventures. It is published by Zonderkidz. I read this book with my 10 year old son in mind because he thought it would be interesting. It is designed for ages 8 to 12. I have some positives and negatives about this book. I will start with the positives. It is a very interesting book. It is action packed and keeps you wanting to find out what happens with the daring Clark twins who are only 15 years old. They find themselves in some rough situations, submarines, battle and spying. I liked that the book had some American history in it. The book also has a glossary, information on the real historical characters that names were used in the book and it has actual letters that were written referencing the "turtle" submarine, featured in the book.
I do have some negative feelings about this book. The first being, there is a cuss word in the book which I marked out so that my son would be able to read it. The second, is that the book has a lot of really rough situations in it that I am not comfortable with my son reading. I know it was written to be very realistic of war but some of the situations in the book were just a little to rough for me. One of the situations was a prisoner of war getting beaten. There was young men with knives being held to their throat and men getting shot and dying. The format of the book is for ages 8 to 12 but I felt like the content was more for older teens. I will not have my younger son read this book till he is older.
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