Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fun Girl's Chapter Book

The Emily Windsnap series was never one of my favorites, but kids just flocked to these books.  They aren't bad, they are great way to get kids reading, they just didn't do much for me.  Well the author has moved on to a new series and this one I enjoyed more.

The biggest problem with this new series is that suspension of belief that I must make while reading.  Adults are clueless and kids don't confide the most basic things to their parents.  It does make the kids the heroes. which makes these a great read for kids and the action will keep them hooked.  I just have a hard time buying it, but then again I am not the target audience.

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Title: Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins

Author: Liz Kessler

Target: Grade 4-6

Series:  This is the first book in a planned series

What this book is about: 
Jessica is loosing focus in geography class when all of a sudden parts of her start to disappear.  As she and her best friend try to get to the bottom of this mysterious new development, they find that others have superpowers that they are recently discovering.  Jessica’s mysterious invisibility is tied to scientific research being done for a good cause, but evil threats are trying to get ahold of the research for their own personal gain.  The kids are in a unique position to try and stop the sinister elements as they work to help the research continue.

Why I love this book: 
This book is an engaging new series.  You need to suspend lots of elements of belief, including the fact that these kids would not tell their parents about their new found skills, but if you can do that you are in for a fun ride.  

There is plenty of action and suspense as the kids try and stop the perpetrator.  I liked the kids and their friendships.  The fact that their powers are not outrageous and that they work together is nice.  There are plenty of can’t put down moments to keep kids with book in hand.

Who this book is for:  
Girls who have moved on from The Emily Windsnap series will enjoy this one, since the author is one in the same.  It does lend itself to younger advanced readers since the content is appropriate and the premise is sometimes stretched to where an older reader might not buy everything that is going on.

Final thoughts: 
A lovely lighthearted new book that will keep kids turning the pages.

To purchase this book:
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1 comment:

  1. I did enjoy this one. It was fairly upbeat and just FUN. We need more books like this. Have you read the new Dave Barry book? Restored my faith in humanity!