Friday, September 14, 2012

Malcolm at Midnight by W. H. Beck

When Malcolm the rat arrives as the pet at McKenna School, he revels in the attention. He also meets the Midnight Academy, a secret society of classroom pets that keeps the nutters (kids) safe. There’s just one problem…rats have a terrible reputation! So when the Academy’s iguana leader is kidnapped, Malcolm must prove his innocence—and that even rats can be good guys. Illustrated by Brian Lies of Bats at the Beach, this engaging middle-grade novel will have readers rooting for Malcolm as they try to solve the mystery alongside him.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 
Number of Pages: 272
Type: Hardcover 

Reviewed by Paige, age 9
This is one of my favorite books.  It was interesting and was a great page-turner.  It kept me always wondering what would happen next and how the story would end.  One of my favorite characters was Amelia; she stood strong as a leader and never turned her back on Malcolm, even though he couldn’t always tell her everything.  Malcolm’s story was an incredible tale with twists and turns I could never see coming. I enjoyed this book way more than I thought I would because the main characters are animals and I didn't like the idea of that at first, but it turned out to be a fantastic novel! I hope you like it too! 

This book is in stores now! 

Happy reading!
Paige, age 9

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