Goggles is an action thriller and adventure novel by Robert Fischel. Paul van Dycke is its lead character and he’s one of the youngest solo-flying pilots in the state. He got his pilot license at the age of 16 because of his great passion for flying. The nickname Goggles came from his flying instructors which was given to him because the large goggles looked so pronounced on his face. Soon, everyone called him Goggles. His amazing skills for flying put bank robbers behind bars and this earned Police Chief Hank Miller’s trust and admiration for him. More action and adventure came his way when he and his three new friends embarked on a summer vacation in Mexico.
I enjoyed reading this book. It’s supposed to be for kids, but I found myself recalling my teenage years with such nostalgic memories of watching Disney or Nickelodeon. This book brought out the inner kid in me and I would love for my kids who are ages 14, 10, and 9 to read this adventure-filled story.
I love that Goggles made friends when he saved Bobby Douglas. Bobby, Johnny, Michael, and Herbert were inseparable and they brought Goggles to their group to have a thrilling adventure in Mexico, although Bobby couldn’t go with them. I love the places they went to, like the Anthropological Museum in Chapultepec Park, and Teotihuacan, the ancient city of pyramids. I also learned that ‘pesero’ is a green bus that travels a set route between city squares.
I’m giving this book 5 out of 5 stars. It’s an awesome adventure story for kids, teens, and even adults. Goggles saves people and helps the cops by catching the bad guys. Such lovable and heroic character is bound to make readers enjoy this fascinating novel.