"The League and the Lantern begins when a dangerous organization invades Jake Herndon's seventh-grade sleepover. He escapes along with two classmates, Lucy and TJ, only to face a 48-hour fight for survival on the streets of Chicago. the kids unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War and discover an incredible secret about Jake's family. Along the way they learn unexpected lessons about courage, and family and friendship"
The League and the Lantern, by Brian Wells, is the first book in an adventure series. When I finished the book I wished that I had the next one too. I can't wait to keep reading in this series!
Here are some things I liked:
*The characters were relatable and likable. Jake is an awkward almost 7th grader who is trying to recover from a horrible and embarrassing 6th grade year. All 3 of the main characters are kids who don't really fit in to the popular crowd. I think many readers will be able to relate to that. I also liked the references to super heroes and classic movies (Princess Bride).
*It was an exciting, fast-paced book. I didn't want the story to end.
*The author took 140 of the top vocabulary words that middle schoolers need for success and wove them into the book. That might sound boring, but I knew that before starting to read and still did not notice that fact when reading. It was very well done.
*Every time a book is bought, an identical book is donated to a child who couldn't otherwise afford a copy of their own!
If you want to know more, you need to check out the website, https://leagueandlantern.com
The website has some fun bonus material including more info on the vocabulary words and where to find the Honest Abe donuts from the story :) You can also order your own copy of the book there. Also available on Amazon.
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