Reading is one of my favourite pastimes. It is an opportunity to escape the stresses, struggles and responsibilities of my life and venture off on an adventure only the mind can create. Reading feeds your mind, your emotions, your imagination, and expands the boundaries of reality. It can take you on adventures and introduce you to places you never knew existed. It can teach you new customs, inspire new ideas and improve the way you learn, think and see the world around you. When I escape into a good book, I feel as if I have been removed from the room I was in and whisked away to another world. It warms my heart to see my sons’ have followed in my foot steps. Every night when the go to bed, they spend a least half an hour escaping into a book of their own.
When I was given a signed copy of The League and the Lantern by Brian Wells, I wasn’t sure if my 10 year old would be able to escape into this novel. Many of the novels he reads now are graphic novels or novels that display drawings every few pages. After reading the first chapter, I knew this was a book that my son would love.
The League and the Lantern:
The adventure begins when a dangerous organization invades Jake Herndon’s Seventh-grade sleepover. He escapes along with two classmates, Lucy and TJ, only to face a 48 hour fight for survival on the streets of Chicago. The kids unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War and discover an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Along the way they learn unexpected lessons about courage, family and friendship.
DS10 enjoyed the book as much as I did. I think what he liked best about it is that he could relate to it. The story follows a misfit boy and his friends trying to face the day to day struggles of middle school, but end up being dragged into fast-paced roller-coaster adventure (every 10 year olds’ dream while sitting in math class!). I love that this book is not just a fictional piece of work (which we all need time to time!), but rather is designed with a hidden messages of mercy, compassion, and charity while using 140 of the top vocabulary words that middle schoolers need to succeed!
This book provides and exciting and entertaining reading experience geared for readers aged 9-14. Once I began reading this book, I got so captivated by the comical characters, riveting action and intriguing story line, that I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. I haven’t been so captivated by a middle school book since Harry Potter, but this story managed to draw me in from the first comical story to the moment the mystery was solved.
Purchase a copy of this amazing book at leagueandlantern.com
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