The Story: Owen Brown is a typical fourth grader. One day, while late to class, he see’s an event that changes his life. Right before him, only a few feet away, his good friend Dana is sucked through a hole in the floor and into the Underworld. His best friend Jon finds Owen’s story hard to believe until Sydney, a new student, confirms she saw it happen too. Now the three of them set out on a mission to rescue Dana. They unravel clues and travel into the underworld themselves, only to find out that bigger things are brewing.
My Thoughts- This is a fun early middle grade book. It starts off right away with Dana getting sucked through the floor, the perfect hook for any kid. From there on the adventure just continues, drawing kids in. The violence is not graphic or disturbing, but just the right level for 8 year olds. It reminds me of the Percy Jackson stories, but for younglings.
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