I know, I know, two posts in one day. You should all be so lucky!
I read this book today and I really liked it. A little odd but a great story. A young girl named Meg is an outsider at school, looked upon as kind of dumb, but in reality she is quite smart, she just gets frustrated by not being able to do her homework the faster way (she is particularly good at math). Her parents are scientists and her father has not been seen or heard from in about 1 year. Meg's younger brother is also thought of as a "moron" because he doesn't talk around the townsfolk, but he is actually an amazingly brilliant 4 year old who has the vocabulary of a college professor. They make friends with a local popular boy who is also very smart and all three have special gifts. They are taken on a quest to find Meg's father and save him from the grasp of an evil they have never experienced before. Classic good versus evil, but quite a good Christian take with references to Jesus and God. I liked this book. Quick read, great message.
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