Author Topic: September 2012 Book Club Discussion: Operation:Phoenix#1: Endangered Species  (Read 759 times)

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Post your thoughts about Operation:Phoenix#1: Endangered Species
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Endangered Species was an exciting event when it was first released. This was the first time in The Hardy Boys Casefiles that there had been an official trilogy of stories. Any event like that always amps up everything- the action level, the suspense, the mystery, the stakes and the hype. Thankfully, this series of books lived up to the hype as far as I'm concerned. :) 8)
       The Hardy Boys take a trip to Africa and get embroiled in an international operation that goes a lot farther than they may have suspected at first. And a major character in the series goes missing in action and even may be dead. That was certainly hard-hitting when I read it the first time.
     The entire Operation: Phoenix trilogy is great and this book was a great kick-off to the whole trilogy- and wow! What a cliffhanger!
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Don't forget that Operation Phoenix was the first official trilogy ever in the Hardy Boys series as a whole.

But in chapter one you can tell just how much has changed in 20 years, since the boys meeting takes place in the World Trade Center.
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Don't forget that Operation Phoenix was the first official trilogy ever in the Hardy Boys series as a whole.
Yep- that's true too.
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Really liked this book. Can't wait for the second one. 8)
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Thanks for the reminder- I forgot I was scheduled to do this month's book. I'll try to get a thread up soon.
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