Sleeper (The Seven Sequels)
by Eric Walters
Orca Book Publishers, 2014
ISBN 9781459805439 (pb)
$10.95,240 pp, ages 10+
This novel is part of The Seven Sequels series. I like this series because each book is written by a different author. Each story is based around a boy’s grandfather, who seems to have some secrets that the grandson learns through his adventures. I’ve read and enjoyed all the other books in this series. I find it difficult to put these books down once I start reading, and Sleeper is no exception.
This book is about an 18-year-old boy named DJ. When DJ and his cousins meet at his deceased grandfather’s cabin they find a secret compartment filled with spy gear and secret messages. The messages lead DJ to England to search for a Bernard March, one of his grandfather’s spy friends. DJ teams up with his friend’s granddaughter, Charlie, for a wild adventure. Some exciting events happen to DJ as he tries to find out what his grandfather was involved in. I really enjoyed when DJ and Charlie had to get rid of the Mercedes and BMW that were trailing them. They had to drive into a sea of taxis (and pay their driver 50 pounds) to hide. As the story continues, DJ and Charlie don’t know who to trust to help them.
This book is a good choice for anyone who enjoys Eric Walters’ novels and The Seven Sequels series. If you like a book that is difficult to put down that is full of adventure, you should read Sleeper.
Review by Connor, age 12, grade 8.
This review is from Canadian Teacher Magazine’s Jan/Feb 2016 issue.