Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Dopple Ganger Chronicles: The Secret of the Indigo Moon by G.P. Taylor

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: SaltRiver (August 17, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1414319483


From best-selling author G.P. Taylor comes the highly anticipated second installment of The Dopple Ganger Chronicles, a series that combines art and traditional text to help “reluctant readers” discover the wonder of books.

Erik Morrissey Ganger, famed explorer and detective (well, in his dreams), and his mischief-making sidekicks, twins Sadie and Saskia Dopple, didn’t go looking for a secret tunnel beneath the school. They never intended to make the acquaintance of a shifty private eye with a nose for trouble. It wasn’t part of the plan to come face-to-face with an old enemy, one with an agenda of his own that could destroy them all. And unraveling the “secret of indigo moon” was the furthest thing from their minds.

At Isambard Dunstan’s School for Wayward Children, these things just seem to happen. In The Secret of Indigo Moon, confirmed troublemakers Erik, Sadie, and Saskia plunge headlong into a new and perilous mystery, one that challenges everything they thought they knew about their lives, themselves, and who it’s safe to trust.

My Review:

I loved this one like the first in the series, First Escape. I recommend reading the first one then the second as it references what happens in the first book some. The story is told through a combination of pictures, regular prose, and comics. The text is very interesting type set and sometimes in the middle of the page a line will be much bigger than the rest of the page. It is not all one size font. The pages are lined in black on the edge and some pages are all black with white text. I like the variety of methods in the book. It makes it interesting to me and I think it would work well with readers who struggle with regular chapter books. The plot and characters themselves are wonderful too. I enjoyed reading about more adventures of the Dopple twins Saskia and Sadie and Erik Ganger. The book would appeal to older elementary and up. This 26 year old liked it too. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out.Highly Recommended.

Here is a link to the first chapter. I encourage everyone to check it out. :)

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Lady Araujo said...

Thanks for the hint :)

Andreea said...

I have never heard of this before. Thank you for mentioning the books!

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