Book Review: The Inventor's Secret

May 18, 2013


After waiting quite a while, I received a book that my sister was continually asking if I received, due to issues in it how it was transported and the imperfections of mankind. As a result, I had something to read before some pre-orders arrived. Today, I will be reviewing The Inventor's Secret by Chad Morris.

Abby and Derrick Cragbridge have been accepted into very prestigious institution that was founded by their grandfather.

However, instead of experiencing the excitement of watching historical events and getting to learn about animals by becoming them, when their grandfather and parents go missing, they are thrown into the midst of a struggle between those who want to change history and those that want to preserve things as they are.

I have to say that I enjoyed this book. Though there were things that preoccupied me, such as getting my newest plugin to work without using the Google Chart API, I can probably say that I did not want to put this book down. Like Invisible Dawn, I was able to picture much everything in the text from the first few pages. I also liked the fact that the fact that the school presented in the book had interesting devices used in the learning experience, such as a chair that reveals a person's thoughts, in order to help them visualize whatever they were reading. The most interesting to me, however, was the device that let students actually see what happened in history. That certainly sounds way fun more than having to read a book. When I was in school, I had to learn from books that were filled by propaganda because somebody involved in the process of making the textbook, the writer, fact checkers, or somebody else, thought that it was how they thought things were. I do not doubt that there are people involved in the textbook industry that actually do know how things happened, but I would prefer to talk to somebody that actually lived through all of those events than read about them, even if that person is just as biased as the textbook. At least, there are people that study history that do acknowledge that what they claimed may not actually be how things went, since I do know somebody that has actually been on archeological digs. Another nice thing was that the story itself seemed to have a pretty decent pace, so that I could follow things and felt like I got to know the characters. Outside of that, I cannot really think of anything else, without repeating myself. The fact that things were paced well and that I felt like I got to know the characters, as well as the fact that the author thought of things that I sure wish I had in school, certainly made this enjoyable.

Although I liked the book, there were certainly some issues. However, the only thing that I think I really noticed, which was the use of her instead of his, is probably a minor typo, and as I cannot seem to find it, I will have to say that there is nothing worth mentioning.

What are your thoughts on The Inventor's Secret? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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