Just imagine all of the adventures that can take place if you were a twelve-year-old who inherited billions of dollars! Well, imagine no longer. Just pick up a copy of The Billionaire's Curse (The Archer Legacy) by Richard Newsome.
Gerald Wilkins is your average twelve-year-old, looking for a fun-filled summer with friends. However, that all changes when his parents fly him to England for his great-aunt's funeral. Despite the fact he never knew his great-aunt, he learns that he was not only named after her, but she has chosen him as the one to inherit her fortune. Gerald inherits twenty billion pounds, a Caribbean island, a yacht and three houses. But that's not all. He's also inherits a lot of trouble. His great-aunt provides him a letter from beyond the grave, stating that she was murdered and she wants Gerald to find out who did it. And the adventure begins!
This is such a fun read for anyone who loves a good mystery. Young readers will enjoy reading about Gerald's adventures because even though he's just inherited millions, he really is your average twelve-year-old. There are so many fascinating characters from his parents who take off on the yacht to a dead serious caretaker--anyone could be the murderer. But when Gerald learns that one of the world's most valuable diamonds is involved, things really heat up. I've already dived into the sequel, The Emerald Casket (The Archer Legacy) and can attest to the fact that this is one intriguing series.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Walden Pond Press; 1 edition (May 18, 2010)
Source of review copy: Publisher