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Authors: Lauren Oliver & H. C. Chester
Target: Grades 4-7
What this book is about:
What if I told you this book was about a boy with super strength, a girl who reads minds, a young man who can contort himself into any space and a young woman who can throw knives with uncanny accuracy? Now what if I told you they performed at the Dumfrey Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities and Wonders? Intrigued? Well I hope so! The museum acquires a a shrunken head that sets off a series of murders. Is the head cursed or is someone trying to get to our four intriguing young friends? Only time, and a few more corpses will tell.
Why I love this book:
- I just thought the premise of this book was so fascinating, and it didn’t disappoint. I loved the four main characters who are endearing, resourceful and damaged, but who manage to create a family where they feel loved.
- The mystery was a fun one. I must admit that I saw the clues coming, but as an adult reader it felt like kids had a chance of solving the mystery without it being too obvious.
- This book includes a bearded lady, an alligator boy and a dwarf and the message remains that being different is valued and special.
Who this book is for:
Kids who like historical fiction or books such as Circus Mirandus will enjoy this one. It is a mixture of action and character development, so kids have to like both.
I really enjoyed this story. I can’t wait for the next book in series due out in May!
To purchase this book:
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