Book Review~ Super Jake & the King of Chaos, #NetGalley, @Running_Press, @naomimilliner

Author: Naomi Milliner DFA5451F-AA48-4544-BC93-658F67347784

Genre: Middle Grade

Publisher: Running Press Kids

Pub Date: May 7, 2019

Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥


Taken from Goodreads

Thematically similar to RULES and WONDER. 11-year-Old Ethan is an aspiring magician with 2 younger brothers, the youngest of whom (Jake) is severely brain-damaged. Ethan is devoted to Jake, but sometimes it’s hard to believe in Magic when your brother can’t walk, talk, or even reach out. Loosely based on the author’s own family.

My Review:

This is a truly magical story about an eleven-year-old boy named Ethan who is quite the budding magician. Ethan performs for birthday parties and practices his act every chance he gets, even when he probably should be working on homework or helping with his brother.

Ethan learns of a magic festival where he could enter a junior magician contest with the winner getting to meet Magnus the Magnificent his idol! He is beyond excited, he just has to convince his family.

Ethan’s youngest brother Jake has severe brain damage which requires lots of extra attention and he is constantly in and out of the emergency rooms. With the contest approaching Ethan has a hard time staying focused on magic as he worries for the health of his baby brother.

Does he make it to the contest or does he give up on magic? You’ll just have to read it and find out! This is an adorable, middle grade book about compassion, acceptance, foegiveness and family bonds. It reminded me about the magic in our everyday lives. ❤️

I received this advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This book will be published May 7th, 2019.

Thank you so much NetGalley, Running Press Kids, and the author, Naomi Milliner for this advanced copy!

Are you a fan of Middle grade books or have a young reader at home? What are your favorites?

Happy Reading!


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