- Reading level: Ages 9 and up
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Quirk Books (September 25, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594745919
- ISBN-13: 978-1594745911
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Strange things are happening at Lovecraft Middle School. Rats are leaping from lockers. Students are disappearing. The school library is a labyrinth of secret corridors. And the science teacher is acting very peculiar – in fact, he just might be a monster-in-disguise. Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur knew that seventh grade was going to be weird, but this is ridiculous!
Something that I found interesting about this book was the name of the author. Not "Charles Gilman" as is printed on the cover, but rather the fact that "Charles Gilman" is an alias for Jason Rekulak, the great-nephew of 1920's illusionist Mysterio, the inspiration of the very book that got me started in magic. So, being a magician, I was very curious to see what kind of novel this guy would write. I was hoping that a publishing company like Quirk would stick to those book both whimsical and refreshingly unique. I wasn't disappointed.
I flew through this book in one sitting, reading it in about two hours. This isn't some impressive thing to do, but what is impressive is the fact that a book written for ten-year-olds kept my attention for that long. This is a great book that not only will freak out some kids (In a good way) but will also keep them entertained for at least a month (If it's safe to assume that it takes all ten-year-olds the same amount of time to read a book as it does my little brother.)