Action Thriller


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.

Review for Goggles by Rabia Tanveer

Fasten your seat belts because Goggles by Robert Fischel is flying you away on an electrifying adventure. Paul van Dycke is just 16 years old and he loves to fly. When he got his pilot’s license, he was given the nickname Goggles by the people who love him. Goggles is actually a pretty famous person, especially when he helped Police Chief Hank Miller capture Carl Petrovese and his thugs. That was the time when his life changed.

In that summer, he saves the life of his classmate Bobby. He is invited by Bobby, Johnny, Michael, and Herbert to accompany them on a fun filled adventure vacation in Mexico. They have everything they need: good food, great company and a beautiful place to spend a summer vacation. However, they land right in the middle of a drug cartel and they are threatened to sell drugs. When the boys reject the thugs, they kidnap Herbert. It is now up to Goggles and his terrific intelligence to save Herbert, stop the drug cartel, and bring his friends back home in one piece.

Robert Fischel has a very easy way of writing. You feel welcomed into the world of his fiction and it just gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling from the moment you pick up Goggles. His writing style is engaging and very invigorating. Plus, it is very refreshing to find a book where teenagers are sensible yet wild. You will not find these boys sneaking a beer or trying to get into girls’ pants. I really enjoyed this novel Five stars!