Year 8, Book 117

117. The Ninja Librarians by Jennifer Swann Downey

This book is a kid’s book probably aimed at the same age Harry Potter was originally intended for. I was of course drawn in by the idea of ninja librarians.

From the book blurb:

Dorrie Barnes had no idea an overdue library book would change her life. When Dorrie and her brother Marcus chase her pet mongoose into the janitor’s closet of their local library, they accidentally fall through a passage into Petrarch’s Library -the headquarters of a secret society of ninja librarians who have an important mission: protect those whose words have gotten them into trouble. Anywhere in the world and at any time in history.

It sounds like something I would really get into, but for some reason I never could. I don’t know if it’s the setting I was reading it in (on an airplane well past my bedtime) or if it’s because I’m not the target age group, but it just never really grabbed me. I’ve seen other positive reviews of it though, and I do suspect that late elementary school/early middle school kids would really like it.

I give it a 5 out of 10.

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