“Wrestling with Tom Sawyer” by L.L. Samson
Book 4 in “The Enchanted Attic” series.
Publishing Company: Zondervankidz
Release Date: August 6th, 2013
Linus, Ophelia, and Walter are back and better than ever in “Wrestling with Tom Sawyer.” School is back in, and the three-some is in desperate need of an adventure; what better way to get rid of their boredom than in Linus’ and Ophelia’s aunt’s and uncle’s attic (which just so happens to be enchanted)? At 11:11 AM, they are able to bring a character that they desire out a book of their choosing and into their magical attic, but the character can only stay for three days and must go back at 11:11 AM on the third day. If they do not return in time, they will (very unfortunately) dissolve into thin air, never to be seen or heard from again. Linus, Ophelia and Walter have done this multiple times (with no fatale incidents), and have even encountered Ahab and the great Moby Dick. Through these adventures, they have learned life-long lessons that have changed each of them for the better, but they get far more than they bargained for when they bring Tom Sawyer into their world. Can they pull this escapade off successfully, or are they doomed from the start? And who is the mastermind behind the thefts of Linus’ and Ophelia’s aunt’s and uncle’s precious French antiques? Can these three teens, and Tom Sawyer, figure out who it is before it’s too late?
Thank you so much Zondervan and Charleen for giving me and ARC copy of “Wrestling with Tom Sawyer” to read and review.
“Wrestling with Tom Sawyer” by L.L. Samson is a really cute read, and it reminded me of my “Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis days. “Wrestling with Tom Sawyer” is a small book, so it is good for younger readers who enjoy to read but might be more wary of larger books. It does take about halfway through to get to the “real” story, but all of it was really cute and enjoyable to read about, and “Wrestling with Tom Sawyer” ended up having a good moral to its story. Overall, it is a really likable read for younger girls and boys (8-11 years old probably) that would be a nice addition to their ever increasing bookshelves’.