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THE TREASURE HUNT Melody_Writes

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When sixteen-year-old Benjamin McGill is shipped off to Maine to stay with his grandmother for the summer, it’s not a vacation—it’s a punishment. Ben’s bored out of his mind—until he finds a letter from an admirer with promises of a treasure hunt.

Ben follows clues to a cafe where he befriends Mitch, a long-haired metal head, and Jennifer, a chain-smoking extrovert. When Jennifer learns about the treasure hunt and invites Mitch and herself along, Ben’s summer quickly picks up, like a heavy guitar solo in the middle of a power ballad.

But when Ben starts making metal playlists on Spotify and daydreaming about Mitch's long hair and stubbly jaw, he realizes he wants to be more than friends. Now Ben must decide if he should risk everything and tell Mitch how he feels, or play it safe and continue the games with his secret admirer.

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  • 70042 words
  • About 280 pages
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  • Tears

    4

  • Laughs

    8

  • Thrills

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28 comments on "THE TREASURE HUNT"

November on Nov. 6, 2017, 6:11 p.m. said:

November


If only it was a series!

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Melody_Writes on Nov. 17, 2017, 9:33 a.m. said:

Melody_Writes


Aww, thank you! <3

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maggsj98 on Oct. 24, 2017, 2:28 p.m. said:

maggsj98


I really like it, the author is very good with sensory detail and imagery. I don't even mind the internal dialogue, which most authors can't pull off.

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Melody_Writes on Nov. 6, 2017, 9:26 a.m. said:

Melody_Writes


Thank you! Thanks for reading :)

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Kaiiii on Oct. 24, 2017, 1:13 a.m. said:

Kaiiii


POSSIBLE SPOILERS
This book brought out the me I've kept in a box ever since 7th grade. I was a "pre-emo" I think that's what it's called? And this book brought back so many BVB memories. Now I'm a bit confused as to if Bay Haven is a real town. If it isn't that's too bad because a cup of Mitch's coffee sounds delightful right about now. At first I had a sneaking suspicion that Walt was the admirer but I mean...he seems to straight. My heart wouldn't stop beating everytime Ben got a letter and quite frankly (I don't know if I should use that) I loved that Jenn found someone she loves. Awesome book and I hope for more <3

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Melody_Writes on Nov. 6, 2017, 9:25 a.m. said:

Melody_Writes


Awww thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it!

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robin_bird on Sept. 29, 2017, 8:53 a.m. said:

robin_bird


I really liked the characters. Their relationships with those around them seemed very realistic and their desperate desire to find someone to connect to, especially when they don't find that with their immediate family, really resonated with me. I bet Gran was a hellion back in the day! I liked Ben and Gran's relationship a lot, especially as the story progressed. I kind of wish Jessica and Mitch's characters had been fleshed out a little more.

It was a little cheesy, but I liked the way the chapters were labeled as tracks on an album. Cute idea! Great job on incorporating music into the story and building on each person's personality using music.

My only little criticism is that I was able to guess who J was the moment they were introduced...the flip side to that was that by the end, I desperately wanted it to be them anyway. :)

Very enjoyable read! Good job!

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Melody_Writes on Oct. 2, 2017, 12:57 p.m. said:

Melody_Writes


Thank you for reading and thank you so much for the feedback! :)

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robin_bird on Sept. 26, 2017, 9:19 a.m. said:

robin_bird


Really enjoy it so far. I like how the clues seem to get a little progressively harder and I like Ben.

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Melody_Writes on Sept. 27, 2017, 10:07 a.m. said:

Melody_Writes


Thank you for reading! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

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