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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero: A Review

Great read for the young man in your life!

Have you ever started reading a book, expecting one thing and discovered something quite, quite different?
That is what happened to me when I opened the covers of The Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero. The blurb describes it briefly as a coming-of-age story. But it is so much more than that. I laughed. I cried. I glared at my daughter for interrupting me.
It was THAT good.
And it has been written specifically for pre-teen/young teen boys.
Andrew is a young man who has just turned twelve. And to add to the daily challenges associated with being a young man, coping with other young men, being a member of a large family, and forming a strange new attachment for the girl next door, he is going on his first, ever Scout camp.
With other twelve-year-olds.
Near-monsoons, a run-in with a porcupine, voracious mosquitoes, granola bars, a bear, a flaming pink poncho and at least one major accident later, he and his companions return to civilization, not only older, but far wiser.
And infinitely more faithful.
Told in an engaging and humorous vein, TETOAMH will tickle, entertain, surprise, frighten, challenge and enlighten you.
Read it!


Here is a brief description of the book:
From passing the sacrament with his fly down to failing miserably at capture the flag, Andrew knows he’ll never be able to fulfill his duties as a deacon. But when tragedy strikes on his Boy Scout backpacking trip, Andrew’s whole troop must become stronger than they ever imagined. This hilarious coming-of-age story is bound to have you rooting for a “misfit” hero!
Meet the Author:
Matt Peterson has been working with Scouts and young men for over ten years. He has lead adventures into deep canyons, up tall mountains, and through raging rivers. Search and Rescue has only been called once. Matt lives in Mesa, Arizona, with his wife and four kids. He served a mission in São Paulo, Brazil, where he learned Portuguese, how to love the people, and how to walk really fast. In his spare time, he runs a free neighborhood sports league for kids. To learn more about Matt and his book visit his website here: mattpetersonbooks.blogspot.com


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