Book Reviews

The Secret of Indigo Moon by G. P. Taylor

         This book is the second installment of The Dopple Ganger Chronicles. When Erik Ganger discovers burglars in a secret tunnel at Isambard Dunstan’s School for Wayward Children he enlists the help of his friends, twin sisters Sadie and Saskia Dopple. When the burglars unknowingly kidnap Saskia, Erik and Sadie set out to rescue her and report the criminals to journalist Dorcas Potts. Will they get to Saskia in time as an old villain returns for revenge? Will Saskia ever get Eric and Sadie to believe that Madame Raphael is real?

Indigo Moon is a step up from the first Dopple Ganger novel, The First Escape. The graphic novel format remains engaging and the story keeps the pages turning. This installment seemed considerably less dark than the first, but still deals with madmen and their guns at points, which (like the first novel) keeps me from recommending this series for small children. My suggestion would still be pre-teens and teens. It does, however, take a step in the right direction as Christian literature. We see character elements in the children that we would want our kids to reflect… though the children are mischievous at times they have grown somewhat in character from the first novel. We also hear more about the Companion and see Madame Raphael more as what she really is. I am greatly enjoying this series and I look forward to future installments.

1) Overall Plot = 4.5
2) Characters = 4.5
3) Flow/Pace of the story = 5
4) Is the story easy to follow? = 5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 5

Average of  score 4.8

Overall grade = A

I won a copy of this book from a giveaway through Tyndale. A review was not required.

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