Double Life – by Dawson Vosburg

Double Life

Double Life

Author: Dawson Vosburg

Genre: Young Adult / Adventure

Brief:
Double Life follows the adventures of a 13-year-old, 7th grade boy named Josiah Jones. He finds a pair of sunglasses that leads him into the world of a secret government agency called the BLUE. The BLUE is constantly battling against the evil forces of the RED Agency, a diabolical organization that seeks to destroy the BLUE. Along the way, he meets his imaginary friends and people he has met in real life who battle the evil alongside him in this spectacular adventure.

No. of Pages: 180

Price: $13.95

ISBN: 978-1435724280

Publisher: D Productions Publishing

Author’s Website: Dawson Vosburg


Review:
This is a book about a group of teenagers, written by a young author. Despite his tender age, Dawson writes in a refreshing punchy style.  It is slightly reminiscent of a James Bond adventure, but with it being targeted at young adults, there is a unique perspective on the story.

Despite it being aimed at a much younger audience, I found the book an enjoyable read. Dawson enters the world of his imagination, meeting people that are familiar to him from his ‘real life’.  He and his fellow agents have to overcome another organisation that is set on world domination, and they are not as concerning regarding non-violence as the BLUE agency. There is one major objective throughout the story, but plenty of problems along the way that Josiah and his fellow agents need to overcome. Some of these are completed successfully; others don’t go quite as planned.

There is good interplay between the main characters, and as the story progresses their relationships develop from acquaintances into good friendships with strong ties for each other. The story is fast paced, giving the reader little time to pause, I found it a real page turner. Each chapter leaves you wanting to find out what happens next. I found the book drew me in so much that I read it in one sitting.

What I Most Liked:
I thought the plot line was really original. I love that Dawson’s book shows maturity way beyond his tender years, and his obvious passion for writing shows in his work. He certainly has a knack of making you want to read more, it’s been a while since I read a book in one go.

What I least Liked
Dawson’s style felt a little unsophisticated, but saying that the book is about young adults by a young adult, so this is probably a good thing, and what do I know, I’m far from a young adult 🙂 . There are a few places in the book that older readers might question the plot-line, but without the aid of a professional editor I think Dawson has done a great job in producing this book.

Conclusion:
I think this will really appeal to it’s target audience of teenagers/young adults. That it is written by a young author gives it that feel of being close to his readers.

I don’t think this will be the last we will be hearing of Dawson. Watch this space, the new Ian Flemming perhaps?

Author’s Information:
Dawson Vosburg was born in 1994 and attends Liberty Christian School in Anderson, Indiana. He plans to write a sequel novel to Double Life, but is currently working on other projects. His hobbies include writing, film making, art and guitar.


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  1. You’re welcome Dawson. I will get around to Amazon, but holding down a full-time job, doing reviews, and trying market my book, time is very tight.

    Cheers

    Phil