Monday, October 1, 2012

Blog Tour ~ "Benotripia" by McKenzie Wagner

Benotripia: The RescueBenotripia: The Rescue by McKenzie Wagner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to review
Genre: Children Chapter/Tween fantasy

Book Description: When her mother—the ruler of Benotripia—goes missing, Roseabelle knows she’ll need the help of her best friends and their combined powers to survive the perilous journey ahead of her, rescue her mother, and save Benotripia! Written by a young author, this exciting adventure story pulls you into a true fantasy world. A suspenseful and addicting read!

My thoughts: This book is written for a younger reader. I had to keep that in mind while reading the book.  It is written in a way that children would relate to and enjoy.  The sentence structure is simple and not complex.

McKenzie Wagner is eleven years old. The book lacks the detail of an older and more experienced writer, but gives enough that you can follow along with the story. It is more simplistic than the books that I usually read, but that is a plus for children. Too many details bog down the story for them. I really think that the target audience, children 8- 13 years old, will be fascinated by the story told the way it is presented.

Great job McKenzie. It will be interesting to see how this young author progresses given time and experience.

See what other reviewers are saying about the book ~ Follow the tour!
Little Red Reads/
Geo Librarian/Book Adventures/LDS Women’s Book Review/Min Reads & Reviews/
Andi’s Chapter Books/
Bookworm Lisa/

About McKenzie:
Mckenzie Wagner is eleven years of age and has adored reading since she was four years old. Her love of books inspired her to write a book of her own and she completed the first book of “The Magic Wall Series”, “The Magic Meadow and the Golden Locket” at the early age seven and the second book “The Blue Lagoon and the Magic Coin” shortly hereafter. She has now expanded her writing to kids of all ages. She wishes to obtain an English degree and teach and continue in her pursuit of her love of writing. She currently resides in Utah, with her mom, dad, and her eight-old brother, Ty.  To find out more about Benotripia and the author Mckenzie Wanger, visit her website:


  1. While I'm not sure if I'll read this book (I am a bit over the target age), I have to give so, so much credit to any 11-year-old who is not only writing a book series but also getting it published (in any form). So good for her!

  2. Wow, eleven and published! Good for her! --btw Lisa, how do you do a calendar ..I'd like to do something like that for another blog I have. Thanks! jinkyisreading at gmail dot com

  3. I have a 10 year old that I bet would love this and I've already told him that the author is just 11 and he was amazed. I also shared this with a friend whose 4 kids will, I believe, also love this. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention!


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