Jack's Secret Summer Review
Author: Jack Ryder
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date: 28 May 2020
Source: Pan Macmillan South Africa
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Jack has been dreading the summer holidays - his dad works long hours, and so all he has to look forward to is an empty house. But when his boisterous neighbours, Bruno and Rocco, make it their mission to pull him into an adventure, his life will never be the same again.
Together they decide to explore the strange old house at the top of the hill, long abandoned and overgrown with ivy. But they soon discover the ivy hides more than just walls... the house is full of magical secrets, including a strange girl with no memory, who may hold the key to it all, if only she can remember...
Imaginative and fun-filled, Jack Ryder's first story is inspired by the summer holidays of his childhood and brought to life with glorious black-and-white illustrations by Alice McKinley. Young readers will be spellbound by this heartfelt adventure.
I haven't heard too much about Jack's Secret Summer but I am excited to read it as part of my Believathon TBR, a middle-grade readathon hosted by Gavin, How To Train Your Gavin.
Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan South Africa for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinions in any way. All thoughts are my own.
Overall, Jack's Secret Summer is a book filled with fun adventures, mysteries and new friendships. The writing is full of humour and is bound to have you laughing out loud a couple of times. I had a great time follow Jack and his friends as they discovered the mystery of the house next door and the girl who cannot remember her name. Each character was unique and interesting, I liked the sibling dynamic between Bruno and Rocco. I 100% recommend this book to all readers alike. It is one of those books that I believe just about anyone will enjoy. Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan South Africa for providing me with a copy of this book!
Yours in Reading,