This one my kid and I really enjoyed! I love books that will get everyone to read including the elusive boy! This book is filled with best friends, a great dog, and magic all rolled into one. I loved Gregor and Spencer's friendship. Gregor has autism and I think they did a very good portrayal of that. But, they just know how to get along and they just build this wonderful lasting friendship. I think this one would be a great series for ages 8 and up. As my 9 year old ate through it in a day.
You don’t choose the book—the book chooses you.
Sixth grader Spencer Lemon has a degenerative eye disease—and he’s rapidly losing his eyesight. So he has no idea why he was chosen to guard Pandora’s Book. When Ed, the old guy at the nursing home, hands over the book, he doesn’t get a chance to explain any of the rules to Spencer. Spencer only knows that the book contains famous dead people—people who can be brought back to life. Spencer and his autistic best friend, Gregor, soon figure out how to get people out of the book, but not how to get them back in. Then Ed disappears, and a strange man shows up on Spencer’s doorstep—and he seems to know a lot about Spencer and about Pandora’s Book. Is he one of the bad guys? Or is here to help Spencer unravel the secrets of the book? But there are others interested in Pandora’s Book, others who might use its powers to take over the world. And it’s up to Spencer, along with Gregor and Ed’s mysterious (and cute) granddaughter Mel, to protect the book—and save the world.
Age Range: 9 and up
Grade Level: 4th and up