was afraid the night watchman might have locked up by now,” Max said,” but
the front door’s still open.”
They walked down the corridor and were approaching the dressing room when
Max put a hand on Marty’s shoulder. “Listen!”
“Sounds like somebody moaning,” Marty whispered. “Maybe an animal got into
our dressing room.”
“Or a thief,” Max said quietly. “Let’s find out.”
The brothers shoved open the door and were shocked at what they saw.
The Mitchell brothers are in another season with the hockey club from Indian
River. The team is geared up and ready for the chance to get another
championship. Before the start, though, Mrs. Gray, the team owner, adds
Clarence Clarington-Clarke to the roster. The only problem is he’s a figure
skater. They face another problem in Hack Riddell and Ollie Oliver, two
imports, who think they’re the best and are too good for Indian River. Max
and Marty Mitchell are the Indians’ star players, but not even they can
control what happens this season.
Brian MacFarlane wrote this fantastic novel, Season of Surprises. A
former commentator for Hockey Night in Canada, he knows his hockey. He has
written 50 hockey books, and now writes young-adult fiction, which includes
Real Stories from the Rink, and the whole Mitchell Brothers Series. He has
author blood, with his dad being the author of the original Hardy Boys
books, who wrote under the name, Franklin W. Dixon. He is an awesome author
and any hockey fan should read his books, especially this one!
This was the most interesting, exciting, and amazing piece of literature I
have ever read. Let me put it this way, if I had to read a book over and
over again for the rest of my life, it would be Season of Surprises.
Even if you were not the biggest hockey nut in the world I’d recommend this
book. This was not just a sports novel; this was action, adventure, and
mystery. I could not find one thing I would change about this book; it was
just too good. It made me sad, happy, angry, and worried, and that was just
the first couple of chapters. This was hands-down the best book I’ve read in
a long time; try 11 years! Any age group would simply adore this book, but
it’s most appropriate for readers 10-16 years of age.
I give Season
of Surprises 6 out of 5 stars!