Kid Review – Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue – Math

Searfoss, Steve. Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue. 2019.

Summary from author’s website

Chance Sterling launches a pool cleaning business over the summer. Join Chance as he looks for new customers, discovers how much to charge them, takes on a business partner, recruits an employee, deals with difficult clients, and figures out how to make a profit. He has twelve weeks to reach his goal. Will he make it? Only if he takes some chances.

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My Review

To be honest, when I first started reading this I was expecting a dry book that taught kids something but wouldn’t really interest them. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Steve Searfoss writes an engaging story that draws kids and while teaching them how to start a business of their own. He also teaches the importance of math in Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue.

Chance comes up with an idea for a business with a goal of earning enough money to buy the Midnight Blue bike in just twelve weeks. He learns about partnerships, employees, leverage, investments, and more as he works toward his goal. I hope Steve Searfoss has more books planned.

I recommend Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue for any k-12 Christian school library. It is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. I can see it being used as part of an entrepreneur class for this age group. It would also be a great book to recommend to an older child who wants to know how to earn some money this summer. 

I received a complimentary copy of Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue. This is my honest review. 

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