Monday, November 2, 2009

The Secret of Indigo Moon

The Secret of Indigo Moon
by G.P. Taylor
This book was provided for review by:
Tyndale Publisher

Book Description
From best-selling author G.P. Taylor comes the highly anticipated second installment of The Dopple Ganger Chronicles, a series that combines art and traditional text to help “reluctant readers” discover the wonder of books.
Erik Morissey Ganger, famed explorer and detective (well, in his dreams), and his mischief-making sidekicks, twins Sadie and Saskia Dopple, didn’t go looking for a secret tunnel beneath the school. They never intended to make the acquaintance of a shifty private eye with a nose for trouble. It wasn’t part of the plan to come face to face with an old enemy, one with an agenda of his own that could destroy them all. And unraveling the “secret of indigo moon” was the farthest thing from their minds.
At Isambard Dunstan’s School for Wayward Children, these things just seem to happen.
In The Secret of Indigo Moon, confirmed troublemakers Erik, Sadie, and Saskia plunge headlong into a new and perilous mystery, one that challenges everything they thought they knew about their lives, themselves, and whom it’s safe to trust.

Book Review
The graphic genre is very popular right now. When this book arrived in my mailbox, both of my boys said, "Ooh! Whose book is that?" Opening the pages of this book pulls you into "Lemony Snicket" types of illustrations which a lot of kids will immediately find visually appealing, but somehow put my guard on edge.

However, when I read books I read it as a "Mom". I want my boys to be entertained, but I also want to know what seeds are being planted in their minds as well. When a book is labeled for sale in the Christian bookstore, I want it to meet certain standards. As far as sex or inappropriate language, you don't have to worry. There isn't any of that.

But, it definitely has some creepy moments which some younger children might find a little too scary. To be safe, it is always best to read books before letting your children read them.

My biggest problem with this book is the ending. While I won't give it away, I will simply say that the first Scripture verse that came to mind when reading it was this: 'Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.' John 14:6

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