Friday, May 17, 2013

Book Review: The Inquisitor's Apprentice

The Inquisitor's Apprentice

Author: Chris Moriarty

Juvenile Fiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pages: 345

Back Cover: Being an Inquisitor is no job for a nice Jewish boy. But when Sacha Kessler learns he can see witches, he's yanked out of everyday life on Hester Street and apprenticed to the New York Police Department's star Inquisitor, Maximillian Wolf.. The Inquisitor's mission is to stop magical crime.

Review: Magical, simply magical. In the shadow of Harry Potter stories, this one captures the reader from page one and keeps them turning the page with a unique plot and lovable characters. Although fiction that involves witches may put some parents off, this is a fun adventure with some imaginative fictional history thrown in for good measure and does not take the reader to the dark side of the occult. It is purely a fun and magical read that 5th grade readers and older will grab on to for the pure pleasure of reading.

While you are gathering good books for students to read for pleasure this summer, add The Inquisitor's Apprentice to the list for a really well crafted book that will encourage kids to keep reading.

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