Bayport Buccaneers

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by Franklin W. Dixon | Children's Books |
ISBN: 9781416934035 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 9/15/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, September 15, 2020
I got this softcover from an online seller. It's from a reboot of the classic "Hardy Boys" series, this one subtitled "undercover brothers"; here, Frank and Joe are investigating sabotage on the set of a pirate-themed reality TV show. Sounds like fun!

Later: The story was entertaining enough, but I found both Frank and Joe to be a bit too impetuous for their supposed positions as bona fide secret agents. (The story took the odd conceit of presenting the chapters in alternating viewpoints, Frank's and Joe's, though this did not add anything to the story that I could see - they were seldom apart, and their character-voices weren't different enough for me to tell who was narrating which chapter until they mentioned each other's names.)

The plot was a decent one, involving the theft of actual treasures that were concealed among the props of the reality-show company, with reasons for the ongoing sabotage of the show's trials and the occasional death of a cast or crew member. The behind-the-scenes bits about the show were entertaining (and cautionary), and I'd probably have watched such a show {wry grin}.

[There's a TV Tropes page on the books and adaptations, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Kestrel Lane in Westford, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, September 19, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (9/20/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library, Kestrel Lane in Westford, Massachusetts USA


Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

*** Released for the 2020 Talk Like a Pirate challenge, in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. Arrghh! ***

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