Friday, March 8, 2013

Cragbridge Hall, Book 1: The Inventor's Secret by Chad Morris

Abby and Derick have been accepted to the most prestigious secondary school in the world Cragbridge Hall. Due to the inventions of their grandfather, Oscar Cragbridge, they will be able to experience history in 3D, use their minds to literally project visual interpretations of classic literature, and become animal avatars for zoology. But when their grandfather and parents go missing, Abby and Derick must follow clues Oscar left for them that will reveal a dangerous secret. Along the way, they discover there is much more to one of their grandfather s inventions than anyone has ever dreamed. Saving their family will take all of Derick s mind and Abby s heart as they come face to face with a crazed scientist who desperately seeks to change the past. If they fail, the world past and future will never be the same. This book is a page-turning, time-travel adventure that teaches powerful lessons about choice and consequence, believing you can do hard things, and valuing your history.

If you one middle grade book this year, read The Inventor's Secret! This book is fabulous.  A school set in the future with mesmerizing inventions that really makes learning fun.   With the inventions and the technology,  kids clamor to attend the prestigious school.   Derick and Abby Cragbridge are just as excited as the other students to get to attend the school and to use their grandparent's famed inventions.  

However, it's not long after they arrive that they realize that not only is their grandparents missing, but so are their parents.  The two of them, as well as some friends, begin looking for them.  But the clues lead them in unexpected places and with some surprises.  An adventure for all ages with great, realistic characters and a plot superbly unique, I can't wait to read the next installment in this new series.  I can't recommend this series highly enough! Pick it up for yourself or a young reader in your life today.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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