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Comments for Smells Like Pirate
Smells Like Pirate: 03/30/15
Smells Like Pirate by Suzanne Selfors is the third book in a series about a treasuring hunting boy and a dog with a very special nose. It also happens to be the first one I've read but I plan to read the others.
Homer and his dog are called back to the city under false pretenses. While there he's surprisingly elected the president of L.O.S.T. — the treasure hunting society he was only just allowed to join. The reasons given are strikingly similar to the ones Merganzer D. Whippet gives when releasing ownership of the hotel to Leo in Floors.
In the midst of all this, a rival club is started, FOUND. And the two club presidents end up in a race to find some lost lost pirate treasure. The wackiness of the treasure hunt, coupled with the strange world building allow for a large enough suspension of disbelief for Homer et al to have their adventures without any pesky questions arising.
But this isn't just a goofy romping caper; there's danger too, something that often doesn't manifest in books of this ilk. In the previous books, characters close to Homer were killed. Now those responsible are after Homer and his rival, Lorelei.
Finally, this is a great book that is neither a "boy" book nor a "girl" book. It offers strong, well built characters of both genders who are uniquely capable in finding the treasure.