A review by Manch
Frank and Joe Hardy two 17-year-old detectives take a short summer break to L.A. They tan on the beach, play in the sand with friends, and see the number one hit band "The Funky Four." Brian Beat, Jason McDermott, T.J. Eckert, and Terry Solinsky the four in the band perform their best selling hit in front of a packed auditorium filled with screaming fans. As they are partway through with the song a stage light falls from the ceiling and missing him by only inches.
The story unfolds through out the book leaving you hanging at spots were you can't put it down till you find out what is going to happen next. This is one of the best attributes that Franklin W. Dixon has in his Hardy Boys series. Frank and Joe definitely fit the roles give to them not only with the detective work but also as a 17 year old boy that loves to have fun and spend quality time with his friends and so called idols of that time period or setting in the book. Franklin makes these books easy to understand and get a good hold of the characters and their personalities, with one being a jokester and another being more serious and gets the job done when needed. With this story line you are able to some what predict what the ending is going to be. Then right in the middle of when you thought it was right and you can put the book down a curve ball gets sent right in and you have no clue to what is coming next. The book takes you up and down in places that can be boring and others that are awesome in the approximate 150 pages.
If you have definitely read the Hardy Boys before and have a good grip on what they are like and know what to expect this is one you could skip. If you enjoy the mountain or rural adventure of Franklin's books this does not hit par. As for the people that enjoy city adventure, which I tend to dislike, I will recommend this book to you. Good luck reading and hope you in joy this book.