Hiding Out on Halloween by A.J. Kormon is a delightful, middle grade read!
I really liked this book, and not just because it features my favourite holiday! This craft middle grade book is aimed at readers who have trouble reading or just don’t enjoy it as much. It combines a fast paced book with a compelling story and larger font/type to make it easier for kids to read. There’s also lots of realistic and current day themes all packed into this book, but it’s loads of fun!
Avery is your average, everyday kid – he loves Minecraft, he has school bullies and he’s just living his best life. He ends up borrowing a book from the library, Super Ultimate Minecraft Hacks, and everyone wants it. But, lucky him got to it first! Maybe that wasn’t the best thing to happen to him though, because he accidentally uses a potion from it and his bully Becky disappears! Avery feels bad, but he’s determined to make it right and help find Becky! Along the way we meet his friend Jordan, a black cat who keeps stalking him throughout the neighborhood and secrets that we wouldn’t always know about our friends.
I think this book is really sweet and well written. Middle graders will absolutely love this fast paced book that always keeps you on your toes. There is some real (and somewhat sad) aspects of this book, but that is what make sit really relatable to kids. Don’t let that thought steer you away though – visibility matters! Sometimes we have losses in life that suck, but we are able to learn how to cope with them.
All around, this book is a magical experience! If you have a reader that has difficulty reading or has a hard time getting into books, give this one a try. It’s well worth it! I highly recommend it.
Five out of five stars!
I received this book for free from the author, A.J. Kormon, in exchange of an honest review.
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