The Goblin Squad

The Goblin Squad - Jeremy Hayes

This was a very fun read. I really like the characters, they actually acted like kids! The story was interesting, and really held my child's attention. This is a middle grade novel. I really feel the need to comment that the author stayed true to the recommended age group very well. Word difficulty, the amount of suspense, and the content were all spot on. This is a hard thing to accomplish, and I can honestly say that I have not found too many that actually do. Either the content is too old or young, the wording too simple/difficult, etc.

This is a story of fantasy that follows a group of kids who are charged with keeping the town safe from veggie stealing goblins. Pretty unique. My son went to bed with visions of himself slaying goblins with his wooden sword, he also acted some of the scenes out. The author has a way of transitioning from action scenes to calmer ones that kept these acted out sword fights to a resonance amount of excitement.

I really recommend this to children looking for a fantasy book, but not wanting to commit to a very lengthy one.

I recieved a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.