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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Book Review: The Secret of the Bradford House by Albert A. Bell

The Secret of the Bradford House by Albert A. Bell
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The Secret of the Bradford House
by Albert A. Bell
A Steve & Kendra Mystery

Ingalls Publishing Group, Inc.
ISBN-10: 1-932158-87-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-932158-87-8
Publication Date: April 2010
List Price: $11.95

Review: What is that light in the window of the spooky Bradford House? Could it be a ghost? Hidden stairways and secrets from the past lure Steve Patterson (a boy of age 11) and Kendra Jordan (a girl of age 11) into investigating the mysteries of the small town in Kentucky’s Land Between the Lakes in the book The Secret of the Bradford House, written by Albert A. Bell, Jr. Could Steve and Kendra figure out what the light is or will they have to find some help from their new and au courant neighbor?! This book is second in the marvelous series with a flaming hot plot, visualizing all the things you could think of that give people the creeps!

I think this book is awesome because just like the first one in the series it is packed full with suspense. Since, this book is second in the series, I would advise the reader to read the first in the series; The Secret of the Lonely Grave. It, too, is a wonderful book. Anyway, the phenomenal author of both these books is Albert A. Bell, Jr. my favorite part in this book is when Kendra and Rachel (the new neighbor of theirs) are trying to work together in the tournament for doubles but instead of working together they are working apart and are messing each other up! This is my favorite part because it is funny and embarrassing to read about them messing up in front of their parents! This book, like its younger brother, The Secret of the Lonely Grave is very imaginable, and upholds good character contrast. No wonder this book got 4 praises for the whole series, that’s pretty good. One reads – “Gripping, powerful and genuine. … pacing and engaging plot all while that author incorporates history, family values and new friendships formed. Bell’s characters are well defined and believable. … interesting and entertaining read … 4 plus stars.” – I hope Mr. Bell makes a 3rd book in the series, and if he does I can’t wait!!!

Review written by Karan (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Albert Bell for providing a copy of The Secret of the Bradford House for this review.

Have you read The Secret of the Bradford House? How would you rate it?

1 comment:

  1. As someone who works with middle school students, I can recommend this book. As someone who just loves YA books, I loved it!