The Falcon’s Feather (Explorer Academy #2) by Trudi Trueit, 208 pages. National Geographic, 2019. $17.
Language: G (0 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger)
BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
Cruz and his friends are traveling the world aboard the Explorer Academy ship, honing their skills and, in Cruz’s cases, chasing the pieces of the artifact that his mother left for him. With the help of his friends, Cruz might survive long enough to find her legacy.
Cruz’s story has enough danger and intrigue to keep a kid’s attention, but I hope it doesn’t take another book for each piece of the artifact. The whole Explorer Academy set-up doesn’t make any sense to me still. It’s a lot of money to spend for a school for a small group of kids who train more like spies than scientists.
Cindy, Middle School Librarian, MLS