Getting time for myself to sit down and read is hard. When I find a really interesting book, however, I can’t help but lose myself in it.
That’s how The League and The Lantern was for me! Don’t judge…this book is geared toward middle schoolers (ages 9-14), but it was still one I enjoyed. It was very fun and entertaining. I recently received a review copy of this book, and I would highly recommend it to any child, teen, or even adult!
About the Book
The League and The Lantern begins when a dangerous organization invades Jake Herndon’s seventh-grade sleepover. He escapes along with two classmates, Lucy and TJ, only to face a 48-hour fight for survival on the streets of Chicago. The kids unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War and discover an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Along the way they learn unexpected lessons about courage, family and friendship.
The League and The Lantern has received numerous accolades from a number of accolades from The Association of Christian Schools International, Parents Television Council, Focus on the Family, American Family Association and Great Homeschool Conventions.
The novel’s Kickstarter campaign achieved its $10,000 goal in just 4 hours, and when it finally ended 30 days later, had received over $62,000 in pledge!
I felt The League and The Lantern was a very interesting read, one that is perfect for middle grade readers. There was action packed into almost every single page. The historical references are also amazing. While not solely educational, the references would help to foster a love for learning about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and our nation’s history.
The three main characters come from very different walks of life, yet they are able to bond together to survive all of the obstacles thrown in their way. I love how their friendship grows throughout the book. When one is too scared, the other two are there to push him forward.
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