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Disclaimer I received this book as part of Good Reads First Reads program.I need to payattention when I select a book in the giveaways section I expected this to be nonfiction, and, while based on history, it is definitely fiction In addition, it is fiction meant for young people, which I decidedly am not I did read it, in spite of all this If I were 50 years younger, I think I would have enjoyed this book very much Young Johnny Adams is on a ship with his father, going to France to Disclaimer I received this book as part of Good Reads First Reads program.I need to payattention when I select a book in the giveaways section I expected this to be nonfiction, and, while based on history, it is definitely fiction In addition, it is fiction meant for young people, which I decidedly am not I did read it, in spite of all this If I were 50 years younger, I think I would have enjoyed this book very much Young Johnny Adams is on a ship with his father, going to France to seek help with the war for independence In addition, there s a secret mission that he doesn t know about, but hears some sailors discussing when they don t know he s listening Young Johnny and his friends eventually save the day in the manner of all young people s literature and everyone, except the bad guys, goes home happy If you re a late elementary school or secondary school student, I think this book would be a good read I got this ebook in a Goodreads Giveaway It is a young adult adventure story about John Quincy Adams Interesting story with some history included Good read for a young reader. 3.5John Quincy Adams JQA was a remarkable man who dedicated his life to public service His training started early under his patriot parents John and Abigail Adams I have read multiple biographies of the family and somehow was not surprised to win The Adventures of Young John Quincy Adams Sea Chase on Goodreads, even though it is written for young readers.The author John Braddock was a case officer with the CIA and is a strategy consultant His previous book is A Spy s Guide to Thinking The 3.5John Quincy Adams JQA was a remarkable man who dedicated his life to public service His training started early under his patriot parents John and Abigail Adams I have read multiple biographies of the family and somehow was not surprised to win The Adventures of Young John Quincy Adams Sea Chase on Goodreads, even though it is written for young readers.The author John Braddock was a case officer with the CIA and is a strategy consultant His previous book is A Spy s Guide to Thinking The history behind the story in Sea Chase concerns the eventful journey across the Atlantic in 1778, when an eleven year old JQA accompanied his father to France to ask for French support of the American Revolution Reading Sea Chase, I had to keep in mind two things my understanding of JQA and my memories of the historical fiction read in childhood that encouraged a lifelong interest in the American Revolution and history When a teacher read Ben and Me by Robert Lawson to the class, I loved it and read it several times Of course, a mouse living in Benjamin Franklin s hat did not give him all his ideas It was a device to catch a child s attention and interest It worked.In Sea Chase, the brilliant mind of JQA has yet to show itself Instead, at least one person thinks he must have been adopted because he is so naive and clueless The story is of the Education of John Quincy Adams not to be confused with the autobiography of his grandson the Education of Henry Adams in which JQA not only learns French from Dr Noel, but the art of spycraft as well, involving critical thinking skills and discernment.While his old man seems busy with papers and oblivious to what is going on around him, another unlikely characterization, JQA makes friends with other young travelers on the ship, including a cabin boy with a secret, suffers seasickness, and learns literally to climb the ropes One night he overhears sailors talking, for there are British spies on board, and his inquisitive mind leads him into troubled waters There is adventure ahead for the children.As the good Doctor mentors JQA, he also is lectured about political philosophy and the superiority of Democratic and Christian values.As a child, I loved adventure stories and stories on the high seas I believe I would have liked this novel As an adult, I cringe at the characterization of JQA, for it is hard to believe he would have been such a dunce And yetwhat about that mouse who gave Ben Franklin his best ideas I remind myself It is fiction For kids And if that means that twenty years later they pick up a solid biography of the man who dedicated his life to his country, and who after a lackluster presidency returned to the House and argue for an end to slavery, I m in I did not really enjoy this book, but I am also aware that I am not the target audience Perhaps this is a wonderful book, full of grand excitement I found it to be boring and rather tedious, I hate to say I attribute this boredom to the bland, choppy writing style I felt like the author was writing down to his target audience Also nothing really happened There was no tension in the book to give it excitement and appeal Overall, this book is just meh I won an ebook copy of this bo I did not really enjoy this book, but I am also aware that I am not the target audience Perhaps this is a wonderful book, full of grand excitement I found it to be boring and rather tedious, I hate to say I attribute this boredom to the bland, choppy writing style I felt like the author was writing down to his target audience Also nothing really happened There was no tension in the book to give it excitement and appeal Overall, this book is just meh I won an ebook copy of this book through a Goodread giveaway in exchange for an honest review (EPUB) ⚤ Sea Chase: The Adventures of Young John Quincy Adams á In the darkest hours of the American Revolution, two future presidents go for help Young John Quincy Adams befriends a boy whose father is illicitly buying weapons, finds a girl pretending to be something she s not, learns from a French doctor connected to a mysterious Committee, and discovers a British spy in search of something that might not be there In Sea Chase, bestselling author John Braddock has written a story of the American Revolution for young adults Fans of hisKindle Single A Spy s Guide To Thinking and A Spy s Guide To Strategy will find the combination of storytelling and principles of decision making that made his books so beloved Inspired by the incredible true story of young Johnny Quincy Adams first journey to Europe, Sea Chase is a novel of action, courage and resilience in the face of enemies, foreign and domestic Buy this book today to join young John Quincy Adams in a journey of discovery and illumination in the darkest of times