Sunday, December 11, 2011
Book Review: The Jinx
I am always on the lookout for new books that Joshua will enjoy, and that will challenge his reading abilities as well. Even though he is only in second grade, he is reading on a middle school level, and his teacher is encouraging him to read books that are on that level to keep him interested and learning. He gets bored with books that he thinks are "too easy". So, it is especially exciting to both of us when authors contact me with an offer to read and review books that are in the YA genre that he can read.
We got the Kindle edition of this book, and Joshua loves to borrow my Kindle. He read this book over the course of the weekend, and he really enjoyed it. I made him write a paragraph book report for his teacher, because the other kids in his class have assigned books to read, but she lets us choose his own books, he just has to bring her a weekly book report on what he has read. He found the story very interesting, and loved the suspense. He likes it when he can't figure out how a story will end, he doesn't like predictable stories. I don't ever like to spoil a story by revealing too much, but I have included a summary of the book for your reading pleasure. Joshua loved it, and I am sure your young adult would enjoy it as well!
It’s the story of Stephen Grayson, a 13-year old whose run of bad luck gets so bad he worries he is endangering his family. Fearing he is cursed - or is turning into a supervillain - he flees home to protect his loved ones, only to find that he is in the middle of a tug-of war between a cult obsessed with order and misshapen monsters known as “Chaons” who seem bent on hunting him down. It's a fun story for kids aged 8-13, and anyone who loves YA books and suspense.
If this book sounds as interesting to you as it did to Joshua, you can read the first chapter FREE here. The author is also on Facebook and Goodreads.