Benjamin's latest read

The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart

Amazon has been recommending the book to me, and I did so love The Mysterious Benedict Society books by the same author. So when I saw this one at the library I grabbed it. I started it, but Benjamin snagged it and finished it first.

Last night I asked him, "How many stars would you give this book, out of five stars?"

"Hmm. Minimum: 4.5. Maximum: 6," he said.

So there you go. A strong recommendation from the young reader, and I'm enjoying so far. Here's a new book to get on your radar.

Edited to add: I should also tell you that when I went to tuck Benjamin in for the night, he brought up The Secret Keepers.

"Do you know how, in the book, they draw their dream houses at night?"

"No," I said, "I'm not as far as you are."

"This won't spoil anything," he reassured me. I gave him the eyebrow. "At night they sometimes draw a picture of their dream house, like, what they would have if money was unlimited. Do you think we could do that?"

We had a a good time drawing ourselves an indoor pool and a basement game room and a slide from the top floor down to the bottom. And I was pleased that the book got Benjamin drawing -- he isn't big on drawing and writing.

1 comment:

  1. Lydia used to ask me what my dream house looks like. I could never answer that, even though my friend Angi and I used to spend hours drawing our dream house and collecting photos of the furnishings from catalogs. Finally, I have figured out that I always wanted a house with a secret - but not a sinister secret.


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