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Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure by B.K. Bostick

Published by Cedar Fort Publishing/Bonneville Books
Pages: 256
Ages: Middle Grade (8-12)
Publishers Summmary:

When his grandfather dies, Huber Hill is devastated—until he opens Grandpa Nick’s mysterious box. An old gold coin and directions to a hidden Spanish treasure send him and his friends off on an mind-blowing adventure, but he’s not the only one on the hunt. Filled with dangerous animals and cryptic puzzles, this book will have you on the edge of your seat until the last page.

An adventure of a lifetime lies before Huber Hill, but first he has to get through middle school and the bully that’s plagued him for years. After years of torment and the urgings of his Grandfather, Huber finally decides to take a stand. What comes after is a more than Huber could have ever imagined; an adventure, a treasure from the past, villains and even the possibility of a new best friend. Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure is a thrill to the very last page.

My first impression of Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure by B.K. Bostick actually came from finding it on Goodreads. I try very hard to stay away from other reviewers reviews before reading a book up until after I’ve written my own, but in this case I caught the opening line of one and it unfortunately stuck with me. In the first line she referenced the movie Goonies, and that’s all I’ve been able to think about since seeing it. In a way it was a very positive reference, but in another way I think it really tainted my reading of the book. I’m positive that without reading that I would have come to the same conclusion, but there’s something to be said for getting there on your own. Nonetheless, it was a childhood favorite movie and saying that a book holds similarities is nothing short of a huge compliment.

B.K. Bostick has written a book that I think young readers will be clamoring for. It’s pages are filled with adventure, but also a main character that’s easy to relate to. Huber is your typical tween kid; he’s bullied in school, normally quiet, is occasionally tardy to class and generally does things that I feel kids will connect with. In addition to this he’s also made to deal with the loss of a loved grandparent, which is something you don’t see too much of in books with male lead characters and it was handled extremely well. With all of those connections along with the adventure of trying to find the Dead Man’s Treasure I’d easily say this is a story that will be loved by young boys and girls everywhere, but especially boys.

In a short period of time Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure by B.K. Bostick grabs young readers and takes them on an adventure that will have them begging for more. Huber’s character as well as his best friend and his sister take off on a journey together and encounter everything from wildlife to villains eager to rip the treasure they seek straight from their hands. Having grown up watching movies like The Goonies and National Treasure I can easily say that Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure is the written adventure for for this generation as those movies were for my own. If only I’d had more exposure to adventure books like this as a teen I may have read more back then. Regardless, this is a book young readers now will love and they’ll be left begging for the sequel!

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 9 to 15. Real life mixed with a very healthy dose of adventure makes this the first book in an adventure series that tweens will be begging for!

Find Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure by B.K. Bostick at the following spots:
Powell’s Books
Barnes & Noble

B.K. Bostick, author of Dead Man’s Treasure, resides among the magnificent Rocky Mountains. In addition to writing, he has spent his career in education. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Utah and his Masters in Psychology from Utah State University. He has worked as a teacher, after school program coordinator, junior high school counselor, and most recently as a teacher mentor for a University. He loves spending time with his lovely wife and two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys eating cheetos and watching old episodes of the Twilight Zone.


Thanks to the author, B.K. Bostick, I have the wonderful opportunity of giving away one eBook copy of Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure along with a coin/bookmark to go along with the book! Thank you! This giveaway is open worldwide and will close on September 10th at midnight EST. Only one entry per household please and you must be 13 or older to enter.

To enter: No form, just leave a comment and also take a look at the site that’s been set up in an effort to help a close friend and neighbor of the author’s. Alyssa was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December of 2010 at only 12 years old. I’d love if you’d click over, after you’ve commented for your entry, to see if there is anything you can do to help her. Thank you so much and good luck!

Thank you so much to the publisher, Cedar Fort Publishing, for providing a copy of this book for review via NetGalley! Connect with them on Twitter and on Facebook!
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14 Responses to Book Review and Giveaway: Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure by B.K. Bostick

  1. Kristen M. says:

    This looks like a fun one for me to read now and then to leave on Z’s “future reading” shelf. And I loved The Goonies too. πŸ™‚

  2. Christine W says:

    Real life with adventure mixed together sounds like a great book to read for me. Then I can pass it on to the school library. I was also a Goonies fan.

  3. Cathe Olson says:

    Sounds like a fun book–I’m always looking for fun books to recommend to boys at my school.

    • This one is perfect for boys! Especially because of the male lead, but also for the adventure. Of course, that’s not to say girls wouldn’t enjoy it because I think they would as well. πŸ˜‰

  4. ann says:

    Adventure and fun in a interesting book. My grandson reads and would enjoy this book

  5. Christy says:

    This sounds like a fun adventure read to share with my grandchildren

  6. fun


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  7. Anne-Marie T says:

    Sounds like a good book for the grand kids

  8. pabkins says:

    Goonies is my favorite of all time!
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  9. Gwen Lim says:

    Thanks :DD

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