Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Review: Spartacus and the Circus of Shadows by Molly Johnson
Spartacus and the Circus of Shadows by Molly Johnson
Published Date: October 2011
Publisher: RainTown Press
The Story: When Spartacus Ryan “Poop Lip” Zander finds his house destroyed and his wacko, Human Cannonball mother missing, it’s obvious that she’s been kidnapped by Bartholomew’s World-Renowned Circus of the Incredible. But when his dad and brother refuse to believe it—because they’re morons, obviously—it’s up to Spartacus to be the hero.
With the Internet-wizardry of his best friend and clues from his mom’s postcards, Spartacus sets out on a zany, west coast rescue mission. But as the stories about the circus get stranger (and Spart’s enemies get weirder), he realizes the only way to bring his family back together is to bring the big top down, once and for all.
My Review: I love the circus! Ryan, as most people call him, thinks his mom was kidnapped and in trouble. As he goes off on his adventure to rescue her, he finds out that things aren't always what they appear to be. Johnson has written a very cute story, done in a 13yr boy's point of view. There are some twists and turns, which always makes a book even better in my opinion.