Street-savvy, almost-thirteen-year-old Aaron Broom is parking his father’s car when he witnesses a robbery gone wrong in a jewlery store across the street. To Aaron’s shock his father, a travelling watch salesman in the wrong place at the wrong time, is fingered as th
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When I read the blurb for The Amazing Adventures of Aaron Broom, in my mind, I pictured The Sandlot if you just replaced baseball with a crime-solving caper. I wasn’t too far off the mark. The book certainly has an entertaining cast of characters from the wonderful Vernon who makes gourmet meals on a “beat-up smoky stove” to Augie, a newspaper selling kid who befriends Aaron and goes above and beyond in helping him solve the mystery of what really happened inside the jewelry store.
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I think I really enjoyed this book. There were a few lines that made me cringe (being the feminist that I am) but I understand that’s the way things were back then. I enjoyed all the references to classic novels and authors.. I thought Aaron Broom was a likable character. I was rooting for him from the beginning. I liked most of the characters he encounters in his adventures but thought the story moved a bit too quickly (I read this in one sitting).
I am a big fan of historical fiction, with sto