I chose to review this book because of the title. Having lived in Central New York and visited Niagara Falls, I thought it would be fun to revisit my “roots”. The descriptions of the falls and the river were right on.
This has to be one of the most unusual books I have ever read. Five boys who live in the area and frequent a certain store see mounted on the wall photos from the past of people visiting Niagara Falls and are inspired to become one of those photos! They set out on an adventure to cross the “ice bridge” which is forbidden territory.
Woven into the description of the boy’s adventure are stories from history….the Hermit, the underground railroad, skirmishes between soldiers and American Indians….giving insight to a few of the boys' ancestry and connection with the area.
I found the book both thought provoking and unique…and I think it would make a great movie!
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