The Hardy Boys #180 Typhoon Island – My Review

I’ve read the awesome adventure of Hardy Boys Mystery #180, Typhoon Island, twice so far and plan on reading it again many more times.  😀 I love it– an excellent mystery filled with danger, action, and some of the scariest scenes ever in any book with the Hardy Boys name on it. 😎 Two reasons the book is great is because it has the real deal Frank and Joe Hardy. So much heart-pounding excitement, too. You’ve got danger from ruthless bad people, not to mention (but I really need to) the powerful and deadly weather. And perhaps a poisonous creature – and more. 😮 😮 😯 😮 😮

As the tagline says ~  “Fantastic Vacation Becomes A Fight For Life”

They’ve said “so long” to school and with Frank piloting, he and Callie, Joe and Iola fly to tropical, independent San Esteban in the Caribbean to visit Iola’s cousin, Angela Martinez. 😎 Before the Hardys and their girlfriends even reach San Esteban, their vacation’s almost cut very short. 😮 Intense! 😮

Angela’s very nice and has family resemblances with Iola. 😎 Iola’s cousin lives in the coastal city of Nuevo Esteban. It’s very beautiful there, but it’s in danger. From more than the upcoming fierce weather system. 😮

Intense and well-written, you feel like you’re there. You won’t want to put down this book once you start reading. It’s like they got past one danger and then there was another waiting for them. But they do get a little relaxation in during their vacation. But not much! 😮 And it’s believable, not overdone, and that’s important. 😎

They had to figure out who to trust and who not to trust at crucial times. Mysterious characters added to the intrigue and dangerous situations. There’s excellent detecting and sleuthing as the search for the answers to what’s going on turns into a pulse-pounding race. The threat of danger from evil plans of the person/persons engaged in sabotage, theft, and deadly acts increases as the weather drama attached to the coming typhoon escalates as well. 😮 It’s very real the way the combo of the case and weather builds to a huge crescendo. Really well done. Fighting to survive with everything that’s happening and going to happen while working to solve the case before it’s too late, keeps Frank, Callie, Joe, Iola, and Angela very busy. 😎

I could name all of the terrifying dangers they encounter, but I won’t. You’ll want to read each one as you get to them and be there with the Hardys, Callie, Iola, and Angela to see that they get through it and how they do so. 😎 Teamwork, support, bravery, wits, and resourcefulness, along with well-placed humor definitely were vital and present in the story. And prayer! They did a great job and never gave up, despite the extremely perilous situations. That’s also very true of the strong, good people of San Esteban, who knew it wouldn’t be easy to deal with everything, but didn’t let that stop them. 😎

Definitely a thrilling adventure and one of the best Hardy Boys books ever! 🙂 I love the brothers and their girlfriends bravely and realistically meeting each obstacle and hanging on despite the strong winds of danger. It’s always great to read the humor that really can make a big difference in deadly serious situations. I really felt like I was there and it was cool and scary!!! 😎

You can find this Hardy Boys mystery adventure at the many places where you can buy paperbacks and ebooks at bookstores and online booksellers. 🙂 Plus, your library should have a copy in paperback and if they loan ebooks then you can borrow it in either of those formats. 🙂 I just checked and it’s only $4.79 for the paperback at Simon and Schuster. 😎

With the Hardy brothers, Frank and Joe, and their girlfriends, Callie and Iola, a great mystery, detecting, adventure, humor, action, tropical setting, Typhoon Island, is an awesome read . 😎 Yes, I love this Hardy Boys Mystery!!!! 😀

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14 thoughts on “The Hardy Boys #180 Typhoon Island – My Review

  1. Great review, Ann! 😀 😎 Typhoon Island is one of the best! 😀 😎 I like the setting for the boys’ cabin & the girls’ cabin 🙂 – really cool! 😎 The beach was way cool, too! 😀 😎 It’s a totally rereadable book!!!!! 😀 😎 😀

    Appreciating the good things,

    • Thanks, Lily! 🙂 Yep, definitely! 😀 True – the girls’ cabin, the brothers’ cabin, and the beach were all very cool! 🙂 I agree, I’m ready to read it again right now! 😀 Another one I love that I’m anxious to read again is Training for Trouble. 😎

  2. I enjoyed reading your excellent review on Typhoon Island, Ann. 🙂 I, too, am very pleased with the mystery within its pages! 🙂 It is great for the many reasons you shared and for the ones you left for your readers to discover on their own when they read this excellent Hardy Boys mystery. 😎 You, Helena, and Lily have all made me want to read this book again – right now! 😀 And that is with already having read it (again) this year! 😛 😀 Yeah, it is that good! 😎 The tunnels and rope bridge were intriguing, exciting and treacherous all at the same time! 😮 😎 High adventure! 😀 Callie

  3. Yep, one of my favorite Hardy Boys books ever! 😀 I love this book, so much great stuff! 😀 Frank/Callie, Joe/Iola adventure, always awesome! 😀
    You know, anyone who hasn’t read it yet probably would want to sometime other than right before going to sleep! The scary parts were intense, gulp, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! 😮

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