Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans

Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms

Hello!  Here is my eighth and final review for the 48 Hour Book Challenge!  Enjoy!  Note: I will be away from Wednesday to Tuesday, so I will not post any reviews during that period.  I will have a Wednesday review instead of a Thursday review for this week.  Stuart Horten has just moved to the town of Beeton.  Beeton is the town where his great-uncle, “Teeny-Tiny” Tony Horten lived and had his workshop for Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms.  Adjusting to life, Stuart stumbles across a trail of clues left by his great-uncle that leads him to his workshop.  In a mysterious tale of Stuart’s adventures searching for clues, Lissa Evans cooks up a promising debut.

My thoughts:

Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms was a very wonderful book.  I love mysteries, and books that have characters following clues to find something they desire.  Stuart is a really small ten year old who is trying to find something that is related to his family.  He is very ambitious looking for the workshop; there are adults who are spying on him, he is getting into trouble but he still does his best to follow through.  The dad is a crack-up with his stupendous use of really long and confusing words, as are the next-door twins, April, May and June, with their newspaper.  I can not wait to read the sequel (which is waiting on the hold shelf for me to pick up at my local library!!!! 🙂 and I think that Lissa Evans did a great job with her debut.

XanderStars:

Overall: 9 out of 10 XanderStars

Next review will be Dorko The Magnificent by Andrea Beaty.  See you after my vacation!

Xander

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4 responses to “Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans

  1. Pingback: 48 Hour Book Challenge Finish Line! | Xander's Middle-Grade Book Reviews·

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