Wednesday, March 05, 2008

What Mrs N's Been Reading - Hidden Talents

Just finished David Lubar's Hidden Talents. I liked it! It's a quick read, and there's nothing in it that would make it inappropriate for younger middle school kids. It flows well, and you care about the characters. It would be easy to give away a little too much of this one, so I'll just give a brief description of the story. Martin has been kicked out of a couple of public schools and is being sent to an alternative boarding school. When he gets there, he finds himself rooming with Torchie, a kid who is accused of constantly starting fires. That can make for an uneasy first night in unfamiliar surroundings. Anyway, as Martin gets to know a handful of other kids at the school, he begins to think that there may be a whole lot more to their behavior than what it appears on the surface. This book ends with the wrapup of most of the storyline, but you can definitely see a whole lot more coming. I may actually get the sequel, True Talents. Those of you who know me know how rare it is for me to read more than one book in a series. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, check out Hidden Talents. Enjoy!

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