Tuesday, May 17, 2011

No Place Like Holmes by Jason Lethcoe

 Nowadays there just are not very many “wholesome” books to choose from for older elementary kids. This age group can still find Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mysteries, but oftentimes those books aren’t advertised. Instead, it’s vampires, fairies, children spouting off rude and offensive words, and being disrespectful.

No Place Like Holmes is a book I can’t wait to share with my children! The main character, Griffin, is a very likeable character, as is his uncle. With all the “spy” rage right now, I believe children will fall in love with this book. It will keep them intrigued and full of suspense. Who could resist a mystery about the Loch Ness Monster?

I enjoyed the fact that Griffin is a well-rounded young man who respects those he comes in contact with. Throughout the book, his language is appropriate and he also unashamedly shows his faith.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this is a book series, so I can’t wait for the next one. I will be keeping this on my Nook for awhile.

The only thing that I did not care for was the fact that it was a little slow in the beginning. I don’t know if that was me reading an eBook for the first time or if it truly was monotonous. I suppose I will warn my kids to stick with it because it does get better.

I would recommend this book for 9-12 year olds.

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