To all the adventurers, trailblazers, risk takers and ultimate survivors this book is for us. Yes, plural!
I started reading this book sometime in August while vacationing at the beautiful beaches in Phuket. At first, I’m kind of disappointed with myself because I’m not good at deciphering flashback scenes in books or in movies. So I read the book slowly and mostly outdoors –sitting in a hammock on our hotel’s patio.
It’s simple but covers pretty much everything about adventure, mystery, history and intrigue. As the writer puts it, it’s a story of more twists and turns than a rollercoaster ride. I love how the main young character breaks out of the conventional gender role to be in her badass self by setting off on a seriously ridiculous and a bit hilarious adventure by flying her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane. It’s such a lovely series, one I’ll definitely read it to Chloe at an early age. Kitty Hawk’s boundless curiosity and knack for overcoming challenges or getting herself into all kinds of risky adventures is a great avenue to ignite children’s love for nature and adventure, one I definitely feel and would love my Chloe to grow up with.
I’m grateful how this one simple story of a young heroine woke up a side of me that’s hungry and curious for this type of adventure, which now made me starve for more travels, experiences, love for history, mystery and everything else.
My favorite part of the story would definitely be the time when she met the four “pretty-good-looking-brothers-having-a-bit-of-Hugh-Jackman-thing-going-on in all of them. I always have a thing for deep cinematography and these characters feel existent to me in a setting that gives the impression of actually watching a film or being with them. It was chilling and fascinating at the same time. Not to mention the subtitles in the chapters that grips you and keeps you turning pages.
I just wish these book series make it to the big screen someday, is this too much to ask? J
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