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RE: Mystery at Ocean Drive (teen action adventure)

Mystery at Ocean Drive

When 17 yr old Jason Hunter sets out to discover the identity of the mystery girl at Ocean Drive he and his friends find themselves caught up in a risky intrigue.

Jason is delivering newspapers on his motorbike when a Mercedes sweeps out of a driveway in front of him. He loses control of his scrambler and almost ends up under the car’s wheels. An attractive teenage girl leaps out to ask if he is hurt, but before Jason can reply the girl is bundled back into the Mercedes and driven off.

Jason’s instincts warn him that the girl is in trouble.

The following day he sees her in an upstairs window, but when he asks to speak to her he is told that there is no young girl living there. Why?

Jason is not about to give up and he enlists the help of his friends, Mark and David. Together they make a daring attempt to learn the girl’s identity, but just as it seems to be working, things go horribly wrong...

Has Jason’s intriguing mystery now put all three boys in danger?


MYSTERY AT OCEAN DRIVE was a runner-up in the Citizen/Pan MacMillan South African 2010 YA novel award
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RE: A mystery action adventure for boys (and girls)

Mystery at Ocean Drive  is suitable for middle grade children. It's a Hardy Boys type action adventure set in South Africa.
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RE: A mystery action adventure (Hardy Boys-type)

This post was last modified: 05 Jan 2019 05:00 PM by Jan Hurst-Nicholson.
Mystery at Ocean Drive

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"This is a great mystery book for young boys! Although I'm a grown woman and I enjoyed it too lol. It's a short, fast-paced book that will keep you guessing right the way through. The action starts up right away and doesn't give to the very end. The lead character is a great role model for young boys, he's clever and persistent and also has a pair of great friends willing to help him whenever he needs it.
I found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable, well written read. It has a very interesting story that I'll be saving for my son when he's older... and my daughters!"ow in print

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Loved it! Mystery at Ocean Drive brought me back to my time as a young girl, avidly devouring books in the Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden series. This one is perhaps better in line with Hardy Boys as our young hero is a boy, but the detective aspect is much the same. Perfect for kids age 8 and up, I will be giving this to my young nephew who is 9.

A young man and his close buddies manage to rescue a lovely young lady who is being held against her will by some sinister people in his neighborhood. There are some really exciting moments, some close escapes, and a charming romance (very tame one, mind you) to move the story along. I liked the strong family unit in the book, the supportive friendships, and the overall wholesomeness for lack of a better word. It just felt a bit like Nancy Drew-land where things might get scary but you know somehow there will be a happy ending. Indeed, Mystery at Ocean Drive gives us a happy ending, and I wish that there were more in the series!
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RE: A teen mystery action adventure (Hardy Boys-type)

Mystery at Ocean Drive

Jason is delivering newspapers on his motorbike when a Mercedes sweeps out of a driveway in front of him. He loses control of his scrambler and almost ends up under the car’s wheels. An attractive teenage girl leaps out to ask if he is hurt, but before Jason can reply the girl is bundled back into the Mercedes and driven off.

Jason’s instincts warn him that the girl is in trouble. 

The following day he sees her in an upstairs window, but when he asks to speak to her he is told that there is no young girl living there. Why?

Jason is not about to give up and he enlists the help of his friends, Mark and David. Together they make a daring attempt to learn the girl’s identity, but just as it seems to be working, things go horribly wrong... 
Has Jason’s intriguing mystery now put all three boys in danger?

MYSTERY AT OCEAN DRIVE was a runner-up in the Citizen/Pan MacMillan 2010 YA novel award.

Review
"This is a great mystery book for young boys! Although I'm a grown woman and I enjoyed it too lol. It's a short, fast-paced book that will keep you guessing right the way through. The action starts up right away and doesn't give to the very end. The lead character is a great role model for young boys, he's clever and persistent and also has a pair of great friends willing to help him whenever he needs it.
I found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable, well written read. It has a very interesting story that I'll be saving for my son when he's older... and my daughters!"
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RE: A thrilling action adventure reminiscent of The Hardy Boys.

When 17 yr old Jason Hunter sets out to discover the identity of the mystery girl at Ocean Drive he and his friends find themselves caught up in a risky and dangerous intrigue. A thrilling action adventure reminiscent of The Hardy Boys.  
 Mystery at Ocean Drive
Jason is delivering newspapers on his motorbike when a Mercedes sweeps out of a driveway in front of him. He loses control of his scrambler and almost ends up under the car’s wheels. An attractive teenage girl leaps out to ask if he is hurt, but before Jason can reply the girl is bundled back into the Mercedes and driven off.

Jason’s instincts warn him that the girl is in trouble. 

The following day he glimpses her in an upstairs window, but when he asks to speak to her he is told that there is no young girl living there. Why?

Jason is not about to give up and he enlists the help of his friends, Mark and David. Together they make a daring attempt to learn the girl’s identity, but just as it seems to be working, things go horribly wrong... 

Has Jason’s intriguing mystery now put all three boys in danger?

 
MYSTERY AT OCEAN DRIVE is a Hardy Boys-style action adventure set in South Africa.

It was a runner-up in the Citizen/Pan MacMillan South African 2010 YA novel award. 
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RE: A thrilling action adventure reminiscent of The Hardy Boys.

When 17 yr old Jason Hunter sets out to discover the identity of the mystery girl at Ocean Drive he and his friends find themselves caught up in a risky and dangerous intrigue. A thrilling action adventure reminiscent of The Hardy Boys.  

 Mystery at Ocean Drive

Jason is delivering newspapers on his motorbike when a Mercedes sweeps out of a driveway in front of him. He loses control of his scrambler and almost ends up under the car’s wheels. An attractive teenage girl leaps out to ask if he is hurt, but before Jason can reply the girl is bundled back into the Mercedes and driven off.

Jason’s instincts warn him that the girl is in trouble. 

The following day he glimpses her in an upstairs window, but when he asks to speak to her he is told that there is no young girl living there. Why?

Jason is not about to give up and he enlists the help of his friends, Mark and David. Together they make a daring attempt to learn the girl’s identity, but just as it seems to be working, things go horribly wrong... 

Has Jason’s intriguing mystery now put all three boys in danger?

 
MYSTERY AT OCEAN DRIVE is a Hardy Boys-style action adventure set in South Africa.

It was a runner-up in the Citizen/Pan MacMillan South African 2010 YA novel award. 
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