Book Review: Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys by N. D. Richman

7-23-2014 8-40-06 PMTitle: Brothers, Bullies and Bad Guys (Boulton Quest Series, Book 1)

Author: N. D. Richman

Publication Date: April 10, 2013

Pages: 201

Recommended Ages: 9+


One troubled, the other trouble
One regrets, the other hates
One builds, the other destroys

Their parents are kidnapped in a home invasion and Christopher and Michael must unite or die in their quest to find them. Adventure turns to mystery when the brothers follow a hunch leading them over the Pacific Coast Mountains, across the ocean, and to a fortified island where they fight for their lives with tragic results.


I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

Brothers, Bullies, and Bad Guys is a good young adult story with a lot of action. It’s about Chris and Michael, brothers who have practically raised themselves because their parents are so busy at their lab. Chris is 14 and feels responsible for Michael and also feels guilty that he can’t keep Michael under control. Michael is 12 and a hellion. He’s even done things that have caused Chris to have to be hospitalized. He’s a bully at school and is an all around bad kid, a hooligan.

After the boys’ parents disappear, they have to work together. Chris learns that there is much more to Michael than meets the eye. As the story progresses, Michael does some growing up and realizes what a jerk he’s been.

Brothers, Bullies, and Bad Guys is a quick, easy read that is action packed. There is also some violence but less than we see on TV every day. It has a little romance and a lot of growing up. This is a great book for young adults. 

About the Author

ND-Richman-Author-213x300Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and getting into trouble:  What a great way to grow up!  One of my favourite memories is sitting on the handlebars of my brother’s bike, my dog on my lap, as he careened down the steep mountain trails above our home in Kamloops, BC. My brother and I had caves, tree forts, frog filled ponds, and cactus patches to play in, and sling shots for protection. Somehow I survived my childhood and proudly moved on to fatherhood. My children, Christopher, Michael, Thomas, and Katherine, kindly donated their names, characters, and ideas to theBoulton Quest series of books.


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