The Dopple Ganger Chronicles – The Secret of Indigo Moon G.P. Taylor

About this book:
From best-selling author G.P. Taylor comes the highly anticipated second installment of The Dopple Ganger Chronicles, a series that combines art and traditional text to help “reluctant readers” discover the wonder of books.
Erik Morissey Ganger, famed explorer and detective (well, in his dreams), and his mischief-making sidekicks, twins Sadie and Saskia Dopple, didn’t go looking for a secret tunnel beneath the school. They never intended to make the acquaintance of a shifty private eye with a nose for trouble. It wasn’t part of the plan to come face to face with an old enemy, one with an agenda of his own that could destroy them all. And unraveling the “secret of indigo moon” was the farthest thing from their minds.
At Isambard Dunstan’s School for Wayward Children, these things just seem to happen.
In The Secret of Indigo Moon, confirmed troublemakers Erik, Sadie, and Saskia plunge headlong into a new and perilous mystery, one that challenges everything they thought they knew about their lives, themselves, and whom it’s safe to trust.
My Review:
My first mistake was not reading book 1 of the series. Book 1 would have probably laid the groundwork for me to better understand and appreciate the characters in this book.  My initial reaction to the book was not positive. My first problem was two of the primary characters, Sadie and Saskia Dopple come across as obnoxious delinquents that “ruled” the school by intimidation and cruelty. My second problem was in the use of the anime style cartoon. For some reason I have never liked cartoons done in this style.
This is the first youth “Christian” book I’ve reviewed so maybe I am judging the book unfairly. When I read a book that is considered Christian Fiction I expect to see some type of Christian theme. It was page 106 before there was any mention of anything resembling a spiritual power.
Now what I liked about the book. The story line is well done and I liked the combination of text and cartoons. The author’s style was easy to read, even for an adult! Erik was a character that I liked the most. If he was a real boy I’d adopt him! The villains were perfectly cast with some nice surprises for the kids. Although, introduced in the second third of the book, Saskia’s experiences from the first book with Madame Raphael prove to be a source of strength during this book. It will be interesting to see where she, Sadie, and Erik will go next in their lives.
To learn more about the author and this series including a trailer for the book visit: http://www.dopplegangerchronicles.com/

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By G. P. Taylor / Tyndale House

From best-selling author G.P. Taylor comes the highly anticipated second installment of The Dopple Ganger Chronicles, a series that combines art and traditional text to help “reluctant readers” discover the wonder of books. Erik Morissey Ganger, famed explorer and detective (well, in his dreams), and his mischief-making sidekicks, twins Sadie and Saskia Dopple, didn’t go looking for a secret tunnel beneath the school. They never intended to make the acquaintance of a shifty private eye with a nose for trouble. It wasn’t part of the plan to come face to face with an old enemy, one with an agenda of his own that could destroy them all. And unraveling the “secret of indigo moon” was the farthest thing from their minds. At Isambard Dunstan’s School for Wayward Children, these things just seem to happen. In The Secret of Indigo Moon, confirmed troublemakers Erik, Sadie, and Saskia plunge headlong into a new and perilous mystery, one that challenges everything they thought they knew about their lives, themselves, and whom it’s safe to trust.

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