Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Name of the Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

An intriguing cover, this was another one of book fair reads. Lemony Snicket impersonations are fairly common nowadays (as mentioned in the last post). But this book takes a pinch of Snicket and a good dose of Blue Balliett (Chasing Vermeer) and mixes it into a great story.

As in most good stories, an unlikely friendship drives the action when two kids set out to solve the mystery behind the "Symphony of Smells" that the heroine's antique collector uncles have purchased. Adventurous and humorous with themes of friendship and courage running throughout, this book was an enjoyable read. And it looks like No. 2 (If You're Reading This It's Too Late) will be out in October. Hopefully, carried at the book fair again!

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