Review! Motley Education by SA Larsen

28 Mar

Motley Education
By SA Larsen
Ages 8+
Published by Leap Books, LLC on September 15, 2016

Synopsis- Ebony Charmed is a student at Motley Junior High in Peru, Maine, and she learns how to be a medium. It’s just that she isn’t that great at speaking to ghosts. So why is it that she, of all people, are suddenly in charge of saving the world? Because now she’s finding out that the Norse mythology isn’t so much myth, and that she is a descendant of some people who guard a magical bridge. Life suddenly just got more complicated. Will Ebony and her friends succeed in saving the world before all is lost?

What I Thought- Larsen has written an entertaining novel that introduces kids to the Norse myths. I like the idea of the school as well, because it’s similar to Hogwarts, without the magic per se, and also with modern assets. The book is a fun read, and I couldn’t put it down once I started. Larsen has a way of putting a lot of emotion into the story so you just get hooked into the story. The characters act like normal kids their age, and you can believe how they react to the situations that occur. At times the phrasing seemed a little too abrupt, where figurative language could’ve eased the wording a little bit, but that was a trivial thing. This is a great debut Middle Grade novel – Larsen knows how to write a story that kids will want to read! All in all, this is a really great story, and I look forward to reading the next book!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!

6 Responses to “Review! Motley Education by SA Larsen”

  1. Angela Brown March 28, 2017 at 8:27 am #

    I loved this book as well! Wonderful review 🙂


  2. Catherine Johnson March 28, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

    Awesome rebiew, Erik! It must be out in Canada by now. I’ll go get it.


  3. S.A. Larsen September 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

    Can you believe I just found this during a Google search! I’m so glad I found it. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and join Ebony and Fleishman on their first adventure. I’m almost finished working on their next journey. Think Sleepy Hollow mixed with Sleeping Beauty. And zombie crows. 😉


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks September 20, 2017 at 8:35 pm #

      Wow! That’s awesome! I can’t wait to read Book 2! Thank you for taking the time to comment Ms. Larsen! I really appreciate it. 🙂


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