The Secret Keepers Book Review
The Secret Keepers-Trenton Lee Stewart
Little, Brown and Company
Personal Review-4 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was slightly predictable and bore many resemblances to The Mysterious Benedict Society, but it still felt unique. On that note, however, the book lacked the strong emphasis on friendship and respect for adults (though both books are centered somewhat on kid power) found in MBS. But it still had the elements I loved from Stewart’s other works: courage, ingenuity, and good vs. evil. The setting was unique and interesting. Despite its faults, this was a suspenseful, clean, quick, and enjoyable read perfect for fans of Stewart’s other work.
Jack and a few other characters occasionally swear, but the book doesn’t use specific words
A character uses God’s name in vain
Fate and destiny are briefly discussed
It’s said in passing that someone commits suicide but no details are given.
Brandy and blackjack are talked about.