The Counterfeit Father is a book about 13 year old Tony Pandy and his mysterious life. Tony’s life isn’t quite normal; he hasn‘t been outside in 8 years due to his illness. When he gets a new health aide, Hawes, Tony is forced to go outside. He starts to find mysteries all over. Tony shouldn’t have lived so long because he has an unspecified disease. The estate that he lives on is being sold, and he doesn’t know his father. Can he fix his disease? Can he find his father? Will Hawes get in trouble for his actions? Find out in this exciting thriller.
The Counterfeit Father was an extremely good read that was fun and fast-paced. One great example is when Tony tricked Hawes into letting him visit his cyber friend, Juniper. Going to visit Juniper was against Tony’s mother’s rules because of Tony’s health. Tony was a very well developed character, but wasn’t very believable in the real world. One example of this is his owning a pet monkey with an automated cage. Despite not being believable, I loved this book. I cannot wait for book two, because this book made me laugh out loud! I would recommend this book for all ages; everyone will love it.