15 April 2011
The Secret of Indigo Moon
Taylor, G.P. The Dopple Ganger Chronicles: The Secret of Indigo Moon. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2009.
This is the second installment in the Dopple Ganger Chronicles, a series of graphic novels for young teens. Similar to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the Dopple Ganger Chronicles novels consist of pages of text interspersed with both illustrations and "comic book style" pages. The story is entertaining, free of objectionable elements, and mildly suspenseful. I can understand why this book appeals to young people, especially reluctant readers: each page offers something different, and the breaks in the text help to maintain the teens' attention to the story.
The story itself wasn't actually that interesting. I kept reading for the sake of the illustrations, not to finish the highly predictible story line. Sometimes, however, a predictible plot is just what the doctor ordered, and in the case of reluctant tween and teen readers, the Dopple Ganger Chronicles might be a perfect fit.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel for the purposes of review.