I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Titanic Mission (Flashback Four, #2) by Dan Gutman
Published by HarperCollins on April 4th 2017
Genres: Friendship, Historical, Middle Grade, Time Travel
The eccentric billionaire Miss Zandergoth is very disappointed with the Flashback Four. Luke, Isabel, David, and Julia did not come back from their first time-traveling adventure with a photograph of Abe Lincoln delivering the famous Gettysburg Address for Miss Z’s rare-photograph collection. But she’s willing to give the Flashback Four another chance, by sending them on their most dangerous trip yet—to the deck of the doomed Titanic, for a shot of the sinking ship.
In this second adventure in bestselling author Dan Gutman’s Flashback Four series, Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel embark on a journey to capture one of the most exciting and tragic moments in history. Along the way they will meet and learn about some of the most famous real-life passengers aboard the ship, including millionaire John Jacob Astor and captain Edward John Smith. Historical photographs, combined with Dan’s signature mix of hilarity and action, make this a time-travelling adventure of titanic proportions! Racing against time and rising waters, the four kids must work together to get the perfect shot and—most important—to get back home!
This review may contain spoilers from the first book.
I was excited to get a chance to read the second book in the Flashback Four series, last books cliffhanger had me worrying about the kids. I was a little surprised when this one started because I was hoping it would start at the cliffhanger and it seemed to start a couple weeks later. So you sort of miss how they got back.
In this book the kids are off to take a picture of the sinking Titanic, great idea..right? No, it’s really not. After the last mission you would expect that they would have a couple issues. Luke, Julia, David and Isabel beg to go back and take a picture of the Titanic to make up for the mess they made in the last mission. I loved the history that is put into these books and it’s every educational for kids. I am pretty sure I learned a thing or two also that I didn’t know along the way. I liked how the story unfolded, I really don’t want to give anything away because it was a fun read. The end was pretty intense and I am eager to see what happens in book #3.
Overall, this was a really cute book, I really like the characters and love how a big of history is incorporated into the story with pictures and detailed info. I think this is a great book for Middle Grade, Teen and even YA/Adults. I also think this is a great book to have in a classroom for teachers to read to the class.
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