A cryptic advertisement in the local paper leads four gifted children on an unexpected journey to defeat an evil genius. Any more than that and I’m giving too much of it away! If you have young readers who love fiction in the vein of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket, then this (eventual series of three books) is for them! The children are put in danger, have to use their wits in unusual situations, and are forced to pit themselves against adults trying to harm them.
My son could not put this book down. He is the type of reader that when he adores a book, will stay up late in order to finish it in one day. Ahem, which is a trait he definitely inherited from me. I try to read as many of the same books as he does so that we can have some non school-related literature to chat about, and I think I liked the series almost as much as he did. As evidenced by the fact that the day after he finished the latest release, I demanded it from him and stayed up a half hour past my bedtime to complete it.