Book Review: The Money Tree by Helen Yeomans

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 12 and up

I received this book courtesy of BookRature

I didn’t like this book very much because it is very drawn out and really has no clear direction. There are many confusing, run-on sentences and some of the content was redundant too. I also feel that several of the characters could have been developed better.

The Money Tree


The Frisby’s are a family living in Canada. They grow money trees. Also known as the Juniperus Lucre, the money tree is grown in many countries. However, there can only be one cultivator of this tree per country and they must be registered. Moreover, many countries do not approve of this, so people usually grow trees in secret.

Nobody knows of the Frisby’s activites. They grow apple trees and other trees as well, so nobody really suspects them of doing illegal activities. All is well on the money growing farm until a video of a dog chewing up money goes viral. Cops inspect the money and figure out that it is counterfeit as some of the numerals are missing.

The Frisby’s realize that their money is very easily found by dogs and other animals as it has an appealing odor. Now, their whole life revolves around figuring out a way to make their money odorless and repulsive to animals. However, the police are now on a manhunt to figure out who is growing the illegal money and the scent of the fake bills is drawing them closer…

Will the Frisby’s be found?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: The Money Tree


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