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Wave Riders

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This is such a great book for younger readers, I would think ages 10/11 would really enjoy this. There is everything in here - adventure on the ocean, school settings, evil guardians and a mystery.

Jess and Jude are sailing around the world with their guardian Gabe, who whisked them away at short notice. Not that they mind, the sea is their schoolroom and Gabe is their teacher. Then he disappears and they are left alone. Being twelve years old, they fear that they will be put into some sort of orphanage and separated, so they set sail. As well as Gabe's disappearance, they also want to solve the mystery of their parents about whom they know nothing, except that they died.

Then a wealthy newspaper owner and his wife take the twins and suddenly there are even more mysteries as secrets start to unfold.

A book that will keep any young reader gripped and the twins, Jess and Jude, will appeal to both sexes. This is a book that is not predominantly for girls or for boys, it's for kids.
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This is the story of Jess & Jude and their adventures at sea; a fun, rollercoaster of a mystery for young adults that will have you gripped from the off.
Thanks to NetGallery for the chance to read this in exchange for an honest review.
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Perfectly pitched mysterious adventure ideal for LKS2+, Wave Riders swept me through twins' Jess & Jude's quest on the high seas.  Can they unlock the secrets of their ancestry, escape imminent danger & discover who is truly worthy of their trust?  Plenty of current links to topics children care about - the environment, fox-hunting and family drama's to name a few and characters to relate to and keep us guessing about each twist and turn.
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