"Despite the material's overall pleasantness and sturdy sense of place, it doesn't engage until far too late, at which time readers may well have lost interest. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This old-fashioned boys' yarn's jaunty premise—that three 15-year-old boys can circumvent working at dreary summer jobs and instead make $7,000 (the amount they figure their wages would yield) fast so they can spend a leisurely summer spelunking, scuba diving, bike riding and swimming—takes a single chapter to set up.
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