Up the Creek! by Kevin Miller is an excellent start to the incredibly fun Milligan Creek series.
I read this series out of order, starting with 2 and ending with one. Regardless, this book is such a gem (if only you knew what was to come…). This book starts the series off in a delightfully fun way. You meet Matt, Andrew, Chad and Dean as they decide to take off on an incredible adventure. These wickedly smart kids (in good ole Canada), grab some canoes and decide to ride the waves in the creek. They get into some seriously funny mischief, getting lost along the way. But, don’t you worry! These boys are geniuses of getting into and out of trouble. Add in Canadian humour, play on words and a book full of pure friendship and you’ve got yourself a real winner!
Be prepared for an apprehensive Dean (and a Mother who packed him half of North Dakota), whirlpool and bridge obstacles, fast paced plot and comedy, and a book that can easily be a standalone but also starts the best series around.
I love this series from the bottom of my heart. I can’t get enough of it and I love when I get to jump back into these books. Knowing that the series only gets better (and how amazing this book was), it’s truly a series you don’t want to miss out on. If you’re seeking a middle grade book that is fun and engaging, this book is it. I seriously cannot stop recommending this series. I find it fun and it’s everything I wanted in middle grade books when I was that age. You can’t go wrong with this series!
Five out of five stars!
Thank you to Kevin Miller for sending me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. I’m so happy I finally got to finish off my Milligan Creek set!
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