The Amazing Spencer Gray by Deb Fitzpatrick
The Amazing Spencer Gray by Deb Fitzpatrick is an interesting story. The book is written to capture the imagination of a late elementary to middle school students who like suspense. The story takes place in less populated section of Australia.
Spencer is a regular 12 year old boy who loves to skateboard and work with his friends on their legos. Spencer is excited because he is now old enough to go up in his dad’s glider with him. Spencer and his dad love going up with the silence and
the beauty of the sky and land. Until one day a rogue storm came in and flipped the glider. Now Spencer is alone on the side of the mountain with his father badly injured. He needs to make a plan and try to save his dad.
The story spent more time than needed building up the beginning of the story. Once the plot line started to ramp up the story became very interesting. I liked Spencer’s thoughtful approach to the danger. I
liked the building of suspense and the characters in the story.
The Amazing Spencer Gray by Deb Fitzpatrick is a good read for late elementary and early middle school students who