I was really excited to review The Future Door ( No Place Like Holmes volume 2) by Jason Lethcoe. I really enjoyed the first book No place like Holmes. The Future Door is about a boy named Griffin and his uncle Rupert Snodgrass. They make a great team with Rupert's inventions, and Griffin's Sharp eyes. Griffin is staying with his uncle in London for the summer, in the year of 1903. Rupert, (Griffin's uncle) has been working on a machine that you can travel with in past, present, and future; while Griffin goes back home with his uncle to visit his mother and father. While they are there Griffin looks at his Uncle's book of inventions and discovers the time machine. When they return to London Griffin's uncle shows the time machine to him; it is shaped like a teapot. But soon after they return the time machine is stolen and Griffin and his uncle Rupert watch the future fall into pieces. Will they be able to save the world? This question was the biggest that I was wondering throughout the book. I thought the ending of the book was not as good. It was kind of confusing. I really enjoyed the short mini mysteries in the back of the book. I also enjoyed the parts where Griffin relied on God to help them through the tough times.
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Reviewing a book like this is fun because I can involve the whole family! My oldest daughter is a fan of mysteries, so I knew she would be as excited about reading this together as I was. We started with No Place Like Holmes, which is book #1 of this juvenile fiction series. The stories in both books are fun, suspenseful and engaging. Griffin Sharpe with his keen observation skills and his uncle Rupert Snodgrass with his inventions make quite a detective team. As I read out loud through the books, my kids always wanted one more chapter. They liked hearing about Griffin, who was closer to their ages, but still so important in solving some serious mysteries. I liked the book series having a main character their age who learned the importance of accepting and using his gifts and talents. He was an example to his uncle who had been living in bitterness for most of his life. Griffin quietly but consistently lived his faith in Jesus.
In this book the action centers around Rupert's stolen time travel machine and the Moriartys (the bad guys we were introduced to in book 1). Hold on as they jump to the past, future, and present to save the future of London and the world. It's fun to read their descriptions of different things in the future (which is our present), like chewing gum, GPS, and cars! I had my kids try to figure out what they were talking about!
We are looking forward to reading more in this No Place Like Homes Series.
"Please, Mr. Lethcoe, write more soon!" -Abbye, my oldest
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This book was a very good book. I liked the idea of time travel and having a machine that you could go either to the future, present or past and change your life for the better. The book is about a young boy and his uncle whose time machine gets stolen and they have to after the crook and get back the time machine or the future will be ruined forever. It made for a very interesting reading book and I could not put it down. I read it in 3 hours in an afternoon. Its not really a religious book but that is ok with me. You can enjoy all kinds of books and such. I would recommend this book to everyone who wants a nice book to read that will get them into the book and away from reality for a while.
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