Author: Charlie Carter
Published: Pan Australia, 2009
Series: Book 1, Battle Boy
Snippet: "A heavy hand clamped down on his shoulder."
Summary: Battle Boy 005 is hurtling through time. Destination: 1587. It's his very first mission for Operation Battle Book!
Review: This is the first ever book I have read and reviewed with a specific audience in mind. The whole time I was looking at this book I had in mind whether or not it would be suitable for an 8 year old boy.
First I have to say that this is mostly a male interest read but girl's could get into it too. It's also the kind of book that would be suitable for people just getting into bigger books. But I also have some complaints about this book.
For example, two of the characters are named Napoleon and Caesar and well I don't think a younger person just getting into reading would be able to pronounce those names. It's a clever idea to incorporate historical names into the book but those two are quite difficult to pronounce.
Storywise, this book is really good when it comes to science fiction and history. There's a little bit about history in there making it educational.
The illustrations are really good and they help explain parts of the book.
Overall, I think this book would be best suited for someone around the age of 8-11 but younger children should have a parent help them out with some parts. Open Fire is good for entertainment purposes too.
Source: Won from Y.A Reads