The book contains mild expletives.
The plot is creative, and I greatly enjoyed this book. It is very good.
Peter asks what "mushers" and "dehydrated" mean. He must have lost some brain cells. The questions are apparently asked for the benefit of the German students who are reading the book to learn English, but they make Peter seem like an idiot.
This book introduces too many characters too fast. I couldn't keep them straight, and to be honest, I didn't try. This caused me not to enjoy the book very much.
This book didn't grab me, and I think it was because the mystery was too vague.
In this book, we learn that the Jonas salvage yard has a rival. Imagine that: rival junkyards. The Jonas salvage yard is known as T. Jonas' Secondhand Center. The rival junkyard is named T. Madsen's Secondhand Center.
The boys have to babysit, which results in this amusing scene from page 77.
"You've used almost half a tube of toothpaste!" Peter looks down at the white ring in the washbasin and the foam over Sammy's mouth.I was not aware that children play "rabies." How funny!
"We're playing rabies!" says Jamie by way of defence.
"That was Bob's toothpaste, you know: he'll punish you when he finds out.
This book contains mild expletives.
I enjoyed the part about the rival junkyards, but otherwise, I did not find this book very interesting.