|Janitors by Tyler Whitesides|
~Hardcover, 300 pages Published August 1st 2011 by Shadow Mountain
Food to Eat While Reading: Glopified Muffins
|Glopified Muffins for Janitors by Tyler Whitesides|
The clever theme of being a chameleon is woven throughout the story--everyone tries to make themselves out in the best light, but in the end, everything goes better if they tell the truth.
After I finished Janitors, I went back and read the opening scene to marvel at the way the author incorporated important objects and people in the very first page that play a large role later on. What I thought was simply set up to show what his life before meeting the Janitors actually set up the entire story.
The magic system in Janitors is intriguing. I'd like to see a bit more creativity in what the Janitors can "glopify". Riding broomsticks isn't a new concept for kids, afterall. I hope the author pushes the limits of his magic system in the next book.
The ending sets up the next book, Secrets of the New Forest Academy (out Fall of 2012) and promises an excellent adventure.