Dear Mrs. H.,
This week I am reading one of the books in the Hardy Boys series called “Wild Wheels” written by Franklin W. Dixon. I chose this book because I like reading mystery novels, and because it involves motorcycles.
This story is about two brothers named Frank and Joe Hardy who are amateur detectives. They agree to help Lindsay, a new student at their school, with an investigation. Her dad has been asked by two different motorcycle companies to partner up with them to build and sell a classic motorcycle. Before he can choose which company to invest his money in, he needs to find out for sure which one of them can design and build the best prototype. Soon after Frank and Joe begin their investigation, a series of mysterious events begin to occur. It looks like someone is out to ruin both of the motorcycle companies before they can finish their prototypes. Frank and Joe need to find out who is behind the strange events before it is too late.
Frank and Joe remind me a lot of my sister and me. Frank is an honour student and likes to think things through before acting. This is like my sister, Kirsten. Joe is more of an athlete, and he is impulsive and does things without thinking them through. He is more like me. I sometimes make quick decisions to do something without thinking about what the consequences might be. Just last week, I decided to bike over to a friend’s house without calling first. It is a pretty long way, and when I got there he wasn’t home. By the time I biked all the way back home, I was almost out of free time. Just like Frank and Joe, Kirsten and I are very close in age and we like to spend a lot of time together. Even though we sometimes argue, Kirsten and I are always there for each other. We both do our best to go to as many of each others events as possible to cheer each other on.
One thing I didn’t like about the story is that Frank and Joe are involved in so many dangerous situations, but they never end up with any serious injuries or consequences. For example, the two of them got involved in a horrible street fight with a nasty biker gang outside a bar late one night. Even though they were outnumbered, Frank and Joe are able to walk away with only minor injuries. Also, both of them have terrible motorcycle crashes but neither of them have to go to the hospital. Another time, they are in a high-speed motorcycle race and they are being shot at. Somehow, none of the bullets hit either one of them. It is not very believable that the two boys could be involved in so many dangerous situations, and never get seriously hurt.
Even though parts of the book are not very believable, I am still really enjoying reading it. I would recommend it to anyone who likes reading a good mystery book filled with lots and lots of action. This book would also make a great movie!