Review: Circle of Five, by Jan Raymond

27 Mar

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A novel for young audiences, this was a surprisingly entertaining read, considering I am well past that age.

Refreshingly original and recounted with a good dose of wit and humor, the adventures these five youngsters were drawn into are full of heart and useful life lessons

The issues of friendship and trust are at its core, resourcefulness and confidence in one’s abilities, as well as social interactions – all these were well observed and used throughout the book in a down-to-earth manner sure to appeal to today’s young readership.

A smooth writing style did justice to all descriptions, but for me, the characters really stood out. Genuine, normal kids who had incredible powers thrust upon them. It was the way they dealt with this, the way they saw it – blessing or curse – the emotion, and the way they came together as a team to conquer evil, that made me really enjoy this book.

Full of action, a rollercoaster of adventure and fun, the Circle of Five fully deserves its shiny five stars. I wholeheartedly recommend it.


Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Book Reviews


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4 responses to “Review: Circle of Five, by Jan Raymond

  1. Emma

    March 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Lovely review, Ella. I feel like I haven’t “talked” to you in ages. Hope life is treating you well x.

    • ellamedler

      March 29, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Emma! I missed you! I know – how do these days just dissipate into nothing? I owe you a decent email. Got some tight deadlines at the moment, but I’ll make sure to send you a couple of lines. 🙂

      PS – St. Patrick’s Day was awesome!

      • Emma

        March 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm

        Glad you enjoyed Paddy’s Day. I can’t believe we’re at the end of March already!

  2. sherry fundin

    March 30, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Pretty cover and I enjoyed the review. Thanks, Ella.


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