Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sparky of Bunker Hill by Rosalind Barden- Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

About the book 
Lots of characters have it bad, in my Bunker Hill neighborhood smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles, but I’ve had it rougher than most.
There may be something to this 13th business.
That’s my birthday, and I’m learning to dread seeing it roll around. My mother died on one birthday. The cousins dumped me on my last. This year, 1932, I found a dead kid on a park bench. It’s my eleventh birthday, and the day me, Sparky, ended up on the run, wanted for murder.
If the dead girl wasn’t enough, the dirty newspapers pinned every body in LA on me, and even blamed me for the Great War. I wasn’t even born then. The price on my head got bigger by the day.
It was up to me to find out who killed the girl and why I got framed, before I ended up dangling from the hangman’s rope.
And others are saying 
What a fun, exciting adventure book! . . . You just can’t help loving Sparky and her way of thinking and talking.
~Here’s How It Happened
I found Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cold Case Kid easy to read and with plenty of humor. The author’s descriptive writing style allowed me to visualize the story as I read it.
~The Avid Reader
And I thought
What a fun and adventure type of book.  This one is in the 
category of  Young Adult.  Possibly because there is actually the killing of a young girl.  Which to me is a bit hmmm.  I was actually wondering did the child just die or was there foul play?
Although I was scratching my head on that one I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. 
The main character Sparky a barely 11 year old homeless child 
grabs your attention and makes you laugh. All along while your just crying abit at her circumstances.  She is spunky savvy smart and cautious.   
While running from the police Sparky ends up meeting an eccentric actress from silent movies who cleans her up and gives her old clothes/costumes from her movie days. 

I was intrigued with the cover.  The cover photo shoes Sparky dressed in a sailor suit from the old silent movie.

There is a lot of whit and humor and some other great characters.  
The setting and time period is quite fun.  This one was a fast read 
with lots going on and some twists that keep the pages turning. 

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 

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