About the Book:
Twelve-year-old Declan Parker was only born with one eye, but all he seems to have trouble seeing in proper perspective is himself. All he wants is for kids to see him as normal before he starts a new school in the fall. To that end, he sets out to make money helping with his dad’s tree care business.
Unfortunately, when his dad lands in the hospital after a climbing accident, Declan’s surgery hopes are wrecked. His only hope remains in a neighbor girl and her uncle, a wounded army veteran. Can they help him save his dad’s business, or will Declan’s once-courageous drive turn into total despair?
Operation Tree Roper: An Eye Above is a good book with an unusual plot. The main character Declan is a boy with one eye, but it does not stop him from being a tree roper. A tree roper inspects trees and cuts off limbs, not to mention climbs them. They can even rescue cats that are stuck in trees.
I learned about things tree ropers would know. There is a word and its definition beside each new chapter heading. That is one reason I liked the story. Also there is a very good plot, it made me want to keep reading to see the rest of the story. That is the second reason I liked it.
The author did a good job making the ending a big surprise. I didn’t know it would end like that. I would like to recommend this book to boys and girls that like unusual plots and like modern realistic fiction. I would like this author to write a sequel to Operation Tree Roper: An Eye Above.