Sunday, January 12, 2014

A World of Trouble (Merits of Mischief #12) by T.R.Burns – PUBLIC ONLY

Burns, T.R.  The Bad Apple (Merits of Mischief #1) 384 pgs. Aladdin, 2013. $16.99  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG.
Seamus is continuing on with his trouble making schooling at the Kilter Academy. Mysteries keep piling up. Elinor hasn't come back, Anika –the headmistress, has him following a teacher, his mom has been acting oddly, and more. When Seamus drags his friends along on a big secret mission, they discover a place where out of control children are being trained to basically torture adults. Will they be able to escape?
Again, still a very readable book with lots of intriguing mysteries. This second book disturbed me just as much as the first one, with its inventive torture scenarios such as a little girl on an inter-tube set adrift in an empty pool refilled with scorpions, snakes, and spiders, not to mention the adults being re-schooled. I wouldn't let this book near my library.

EL, MS – PUBLIC ONLY Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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