Sunday, July 14, 2013
The Book of Nonsense (Sacred Books #1) by David Michael Slater
Daphna and Dexter are 12 year old twins whose mother died in a tragic accident shortly after they were born. Their father has carried on their mother's career of rare book dealing and travels a lot. A couple of days before their 13th birthday, he comes home from a trip with yet another set of rare books. Daphne goes with him to sell the first book at a new book store full of books about magic that she has been visiting all summer. When her father meets the ancient bookstore owner, things begin to get strange. She is convinced that the bookstore owner has hypnotized her father or something. She and her brother are then drawn into a mystery trying to save her father and save the book from the bad guys. It is a cute magical mystery story for middle school kids.