Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Dopple Ganger Chronicles-the first escape

The Dopple Ganger Chronicles-the first escape, by G.P. Taylor. Twins Sadie and Saskia are living in a home for wayward children. Their mom dropped them off there with a promise that she would return for them. But Sadie and Saskia find themselves getting in more and more trouble. Seems to be what they're good at. Then all the sudden a wealthy woman comes to the school with the purpose of adopting a girl, but she only wants one. So Saskia is adopted and Sadie is left at the school. While Sadie is at the school running rampant and getting in more trouble than before, Saskia finds herself in the middle of a huge mistery and the desire to get to the bottom of whats going on at this mysterious house!
    This book is well written and the story is captivating. The problem I have is that it is not a children's story. It talks of murder, seance's, and people carrying guns and being willing to shoot them. It is not a story I'd be comfortable letting my children read. It seems to be geared towars the 8-12 year olds, but thats still too young for my comfort. Those are not storylines that are appropriate for children. So I'm sorry to say that this is not a book that i would recommend. If it were for a teen, then maybe, but at that point I think the style of book would be too young for them. I have heard great things about this author although I haven't read any other books by him. I was blown away that some one who writes children's book would pick these topics? I was happy that I read this book before I allowed my child to read it, as now i will not be allowing her to read it.

Book was recieved in exchange for a honest review from tyndale.

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