History in the Faking is a book about Cody, his friends, and an elaborate hoax. Cody lives in Sultana, Manitoba, a very small town, with nothing to do during summer break. And worse yet, Cody's friend Erick overhears his mom saying that if the local restaurant doesn't get enough customers, she will lose her job. If that happens, they will have to leave. With the river drying up because of summer heat, no one will come to Sultana. They create a hoax that might put Sultana on the map and bring business to the restaurant. But if they get caught, Erick will definitely have to leave. Will the hoax work? Will Erick move away? Find out in this amazing book!
Andreas Oertel made a very funny, believable, and exciting book! I can’t wait for book two! It caught me from page one and wouldn't let go until I finished the book. The hoax in the book was extremely clever. The characters were very believable and humorous. I could tell that Erick and Cody were best friends. One part I really liked was when Rachel says, “The carvings probably said, Goo, goo, goo, Bla, bla, bla.” I would recommend this book for ages 7 and up.