Surprise At Yorktown is set in the Revolutionary War in 1781. Cousins Beth and Patrick are on a quest in the Imagination Station, and find themselves on a dangerous mission to warn General George Washington of the British general's plan to win the war. They question who to trust as they rush to save the country from the British.
As with all the books in the Imagination Station series, I found this book interesting, humorous and fast-paced. Everything is so well-described so that you can almost see and feel the story around you. In every AIO book, there is a secret word puzzle, and the answer can be used to win a prize. The puzzles are easy and fun to complete, and many involve remembering parts of the book to decode them.
My siblings who also read the book said it was "pretty funny" and "historical," although my little sister said that it wasn't as good as the previous books. I like that the book created some suspense with one of the characters. James Armistead, a shadowy man who constantly crosses paths with Beth and Patrick, continues to confuse them. Can they trust him, or is he a spy for the British? This is one of the suspenseful questions that led me to continue turning the pages of Surprise At Yorktown until, finally, the truth was revealed.
Surprise At Yorktown was a fun read, and I believe any child who reads it will think so too!
(I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.)