Jedi is supposed to log a certain number of hours reading over the summer. There are a few problems with that, however. The first is obvious, he doesn’t want to. It’s summer and there are other activities he would much rather do. But also, the books they give him to read are too easy for him and he gets bored quickly.
Reading has always been Jedi’s strong subject. It’s no surprise that he’s grades above his level where this is concerned. So I’ve been trying to find chapter books that will keep his attention.
Horten’s Incredible Illusions: Magic, Mystery & Another Very Strange Adventure by Lissa Evans is one such book. It’s for middle-school aged readers, along with enough humor and a bit of magic to keep my son entertained. It’s about a group of friends who, after a series of events, find themselves at a mysterious location. Their only way to get home is through solving a set of adventurous tricks.
Since I didn’t read it myself, I was going to leave it up to Jedi to write this review. Except when I asked him to tell me how it was and what happened, his response was, “It was good”.
“Can you say why it was good?”, I asked him.
“I just liked it”, he said.
That boy, he’s a great reader. Not much of a talker, however. The book seems to have his seal of approval, though.
I received the product free to review from the PR firm or company. No other compensation was received. Opinions are mine.