Monday, May 02, 2011

The Charlatan's Boy by Jonathan Rogers

    This adventure book starts off when Grady and Floyd are running a He-Feechie (swamp person) act. They soon have to stop due to the crowds disapproval. For about a year they do various acts to make a living. Finally Floyd hits up on a big idea to make a lot of money. He calls it the Great Feechie Scare. They are going to get the people of Corenwald scared of Feechies. After that Grady is going to act as a feechie and put on a show for money.

     The Charlatan’s boy is a book sure to please readers. It is packed with adventure and surprises. The characters seem to leap out at you from the pages. The one thing I didn’t like was the ending: it was a cliff hanger. I'm looking forward to the next so I know what happens to Grady. I recommend this book to anyone 10 and up.