We love books in The Mad House and one of my favorite times of the day is when we read to each other. As the boys are growing up I still feel it is important to read to them and I am aware that sometimes the length of books is daunting to younger children if they want to read them themselves, however, chapter books are great for family reading. We were recently sent The House of Secrets and we have been reading a chapter or two each night and it is a fab family book. It is a real page turner.
We were keen not to let too much away, but have decided to do a very quick video review for you.
This is a great book. I read it all in the bath one night after reading the first four chapters to the boys! It has encouraged us to talk about lots of issues as a family, but it hasn’t been too spooky or scary for either of the boys. It has really introduced the boys to the concept of cliffhangers and is a proper page turner. It is crying out to be made into a movie, infact Maxi asked when it was going to be on at the Cinema.
I would urge you to get this book, I am enjoying reading it to the boys as much as they are enjoying listening to it.
Ned Vizzini is the bestselling author of the acclaimed young-adult books The Other Normals, It’s Kind of a Funny Story (also a major motion picture), Be More Chill, and Teen Angst? Naaah…. In television, he has written for ABC’s Last Resort and MTV’s Teen Wolf. His essays and criticism have appeared in the New York Times, the Daily Beast,and Salon. He is the co-author, with Chris Columbus, of the fantasy-adventure series House of Secrets. His work has been translated into ten languages. He lives in Los Angeles.