Friday, June 17, 2011

The First Escape - G.P. Taylor

Publisher:  Tyndale
Pages:  288

Genre:  Young Adult, Graphic Adventure

Source:  Review Copy from Publisher through NetGalley

This is the first book in the Dopple Ganger series by G.P. Taylor.  The main characters are twins Saskia and Sadie Dopple and Erik Morrisey Ganger.  They have been left at Isambard Dunstan’s School for Wayward Children.  Sadie and Saskia are troublemakers with a capital T.  They seem to be spurred on by Erik.  The person in charge of the school, Miss Rimmer wants the girls gone.  When Muzz Elliott, a famous novelist and benefactor to the school comes in with plans to adopt an heir, Miss Rimmer seizes her chance to get rid of one of the girls.  Saskia is chosen and whisked away.  Erik and Sadie run away to try to locate Saskia and rescue her.  Saskia finds herself facing many challenges while living with Muzz Elliott.  Saskia is comforted by someone named Madam Raphael who keeps telling her that she can call on “The Companion” when she needs help.  The author has used  Madame Raphael and  the companion to bring a light Christian theme into the book.  I was given the opportunity to review the second book for Tyndale and after doing so decided I needed to read book number one.  I at first looked at this series because my students love graphic novels.  I on the other hand don’t care for them.  When I looked at these I found that they were a mixture of novel and graphics that balanced each other out quite nicely.  I will definitely buy the physical book to add to my shelves and will recommend this to anyone who likes a good adventure and especially to those who  love graphic novels.

1 comment:

  1. Love this series and I need to remind myself to buy it for my school library. :)