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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite
The River (A Jack Slack Shoebox Dialogue) by George Benda takes readers back to the world of Jack Slack in this third adventure. The battle over water between Indiana and Illinois makes Jack the center of a scandal that reaches the highest points in national politics. Jack must find a way to keep everyone happy and protect the Marsh. Will he be able to do what his boss asks of him, but also protect the waterway? Or will he get swept up in a torrent over which he has little control?
I have to say this is my first book by author George Benda and certainly my first time spent with Jack Slack, but I am so glad that I found this book. While it is part of a series, I also feel - as someone who came to this fresh - it is a stand alone as well. I know there were some points I would have gotten better if I had read the previous books, but for the most part I was able to understand what was going on fairly simply. The way this book flows is absolutely perfect and it never misses a trick either; there is just something instantly captivating about the style that author George Benda uses to create his world of words.
There were times where I felt as if I was walking right along with the main character Jack Slack and having a conversation with him, and to me that is the hallmark of a book that is truly to be enjoyed. I love feeling as if I could just join the world of the book and in this case I certainly wanted to help save the Marsh! If you are looking for a fast and pleasant read that has great dialogue and is just an enjoyable book all round, I would recommend The River. I, for one, plan on going back and reading the books of this series that I missed, and I look forward to more.