Sunday, May 01, 2011

Baby Grape and Southern Exposure by Thom Rogers

The trading business is going good, so Toby and Jaynee take a vacation. On vacation, they visit Toby's parents but are interupted by a man named Wrestin. Taking shipments for Wrestin and another man, Mr.Connelly, they find themselves in court, accused of stealing both slaves and money. After all this trouble, when it seems things couldn't get much worse, Toby falls deathly ill, and Jaynee's Indian tribe is hunted by murderous men. As always, Toby and his new crew barely pull through, but new problems are sure to lie ahead.

This book was more exciting than the second, Baby Grape and the River Folk, but seemed like all the excitement and adventure was in one or two places. That left the rest of the book less exciting and more like building blocks for the exciting parts. Either building blocks for the plot, or building blocks for suspense! Don't get me wrong, suspense is brilliant in any plot, but you can have too much of a good thing. It was too drawn out, eventually leading to disinterest. But, the good parts were excellent,and that is why I liked the book.

Reviewer Age:13
Reviewer City, State and Country: Santa Fe, TX USA