"A great book for young adults, teens, and early chapter readers. A fun book for parents to read with their children. Our book club loved it!"
Librarian, Queensland Australia
"A book you can’t put down. By the first page I knew the book would be good. I liked the thrill of not knowing what was around the corner and Windslow because he was so determined to be the best brother even though he was in a wheelchair. I think J. Michael Blumer is fabulous, at least his books are. He is quickly growing to become one of my favorite authors and I can't wait until the next book. My advice to you. Read it!
--Madeline G. Age 11
“The Book of Second Chances is a fantastic fantasy with creative characters. You would more than likely love the book. You will enjoy all the characters, adventures, and spells, because I sure did. Fantastic and very addictive. I thought it was great, and I would recommend it to my friends and family. It was FANTASTIC!
-- Sarah K. Age 10
“A new intriguing, exciting, action packed story. It was exciting, many cool parts, lots of action and a few funny parts to. It is different with wizards and monsters, soldiers with swords, dream slipping, magic and animals. Some are the same with different animals altogether. I’m going to get every book in the series.”
“I would quote this book as ‘5 STARS’ (I have only ever read “3 STAR” books and they were great.) It was unbearable to put down. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like a fantastic read.”
-- Lachlan H. Age 12
“I would like to say that I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Thank you for giving me the chance to read such an amazing book. The way you wrote the chapter how the Sallyforth sisters took their own life to help the others really brought a tear to my eyes. (I was actually crying).”
-- Jesse H. Age 12
“I really REALLY liked The Book of Second Chances because it was funny, cool and a great book, but it was sad when the Sallyforth girls jumped in the well. I liked the book and I can’t wait till the next one.”
-- Lachlan M. Age 11
“I loved the book, Especially the Hippograffs. The life of two thirteen year olds is about to change forever, they will discover a world of magical creatures, wizards and spells and a very special book. I liked it at the start when they were casting the spells on the book, Eldervale was hilarious.”
-- David W. Age 10
“The Book of Second Chances was full of adventure and mysteries. There was never a dull moment. If you are after a book of adventure and fun this is the one for you. This book follows the story of a boy in a wheelchair and who along with his sister have some very unusual adventures. Come along on their thrilling story and see them meet up with wizards and other strange creatures.”
-- Kessin, G. Age 9
I liked it because it was a good mix of comedy and fantasy. I really liked it because I read the book before I went to bed and I kept telling myself, one more chapter, one more and I stayed up until 10 some nights. My favorite character is Jimmy because I felt sorry for him that he got caught up in something he knew nothing about.
I think J. Michael Blumer is fabulous, at least his books are. He is quickly growing to become one of my favorite authors and I can't wait until the next book. My advice to you. Read it!