The following reviews have been posted on Amazon.com:
A Mystery With A Message, April 10, 2012
Norlinda Ann Conroe “inveterate reader” (Franklin, MA)
“NO: Book One of the 8th Day Series” by Douglas Dwyer and Jane Pentz is a page-turning mystery and a good read. More importantly, it is a “must read” for anyone interested in the state of food in America today, especially the food that school age children are eating for lunch. It tells the tale of young people becoming empowered to help society unmask the mega-businesses which sell food which is nutritionally inadequate. The characters and dialogue are well crafted and the problems addressed in the book are both timely and epidemic. Kids will love it; adults will, too. People of every age will do well to read – and heed – the messages within the mystery.
Fighting the Good Fight, April 2, 2012
This is a story of intrigue for all ages. The story shows how a group of students can combat the lies and treachery of the food industry and prevail in an age of apathy. A must read for all.
Important Topic, March 22, 2012
This book resonates at several levels. First, it is well-written, so it’s easy for a former teacher to recommend it. Second, the story is interesting, and urging children to read it will be a pleasure. Third, and maybe most important, the larger subject -the health of our children is so very critical. Many are trying to bring greater attention to the growing problem of child obesity, and this book helps that effort.
Timely issue for everyone, March 22, 2012
By William Kline (Hancock, ME United States)
This is a timely issue that affects everyone in our society. What makes this book compelling are its protagonists. Students unite through their internet connections to make a powerful message. Today’s youth are intelligent, ingenious, and have a moral compass that is lacking in our government and large corporations. Fortunately, these kids see through the veil of lies. Bravo! Encore!
A must for grandparents, March 21, 2012
Given the increase in child obesity, this book is a must-buy for anyone who cares about the future of our children. Kids will like the book – the story contains both mystery and adventure, and the characters seem real. The message about nutrition is not over-done, and may help kids to choose healthier foods. I will give copies of this book to my grandchildren.