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6.9.12

Need a Great Page Turner for your Kids? Horten's Incredible Illusions

I love to read.  We all know that by now... Well, people that know me, they know it...
I had the chance to review a new "middle school grade" book and I was eager to see how it would be.
You know, it is hard to get kids interested in reading if the book is not interesting, so I was a bit hesitant...
Seems as though all of the books the school suggests seem to be boring, at least to my boys.... 
I loved English class and all of the books, so I just do not know...


Well, Horten's Incredible Illusions showed up in the mail and I sat down to see what it was about...
I think this book is great!  Not only do I think it is great for middle school aged kids, I personally think it is a great (easy) read for kids of all ages... Also, I believe that this would be a great book for both boys and girls.. 
Let me try and give you a brief summary....
Stuart Horten is a "new kid in town" and he has just found his late uncle's magic workshop.  
(If you read the first one, you would know all the details, but they sort of tell you about it, in case you are a new reader, like I was.)  He and his neighbor (a girl)  have set out to try and figure out the way each of the tricks work.  One, because what kid doesn't want to learn magic? But also because the magic "workshop" is in storage at the town museum and will belong to the town, unless he can provide a will and prove it should go to him...

As each magic trick is discovered, Stuart finds that they are getting a bit more difficult each time..


I found myself eagerly turning the pages trying to figure out how the magic tricks worked and how they would fit into one another... 
I personally really enjoyed it and think that if schools would have books such as this on their required lists, the love of reading just might not be lost on all kids!  


FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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