Friday, September 23, 2011

Review of "Janitors"

Janitors by Tyler Whitesides

Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Source:  Purchased

Description from Goodreads:The magical, secretive society of JANITORS will sweep the country in the fall of 2011. Have you ever fallen asleep during math class? Are you easily distracted while listening to your English teacher? Do you find yourself completely uninterested in geography? Well, it may not be your fault. The janitors at Welcher Elementary know a secret, and it s draining all the smarts out of the kids. Twelveyear- old Spencer Zumbro, with the help of his classmate Daisy Gullible Gates, must fight with and against a secret, janitorial society that wields wizard-like powers. Who can Spencer and Daisy trust and how will they protect their school and possibly the world? Janitors is book 1 in a new children s fantasy series by debut novelist Tyler Whitesides. You ll never look at a mop the same way again.

Beka's thoughts:  When I saw the book Janitors, I knew it was a book I wanted to read.  It is about a twelve year old kid named Spencer, who washed his face with a special soap and suddenly was able to see small creatures dwelling within the walls of his school.  With the help of a girl named Daisy- nick named Gullible Gates- Spencer has to find out who are the bad guys, and how to save the school, and possibly the entire world from the smarts-sucking school dwelling creatures.  

I really enjoyed the book, the style of writing was fun and creative, and the story was enticing and cute.  It is more of a fourth to fifth grader book, but can be read by anyone who wants their imagination to be expounded, and their minds enlightened.   

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