Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Dopple Ganger Chronicles

The Dopple Ganger Chronicles: The First Escape
By G. P. Taylor
Publisher: SaltRiver—an imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Hardcover: 280 pages

The First Escape is a Pre-teen/Young Adult graphic novel, which includes comic book cartoon art, illustrations and other art work along with the usual text. This style keeps the reader not only interested in the story line but also looking forward to what is going to be on the next page.
As the first book in The Dopple Ganger Chronicles you are introduced to the main characters, Sadie and Saskia Dopple—14 year old identical twins and their friend, Erik Morrissey. Sadie and Saskia have been left at Isambard Dunstan’s School for Wayward Children and Erik is a former thief that works at the School. Sadie and Saskia wreak havoc and chaos together - until Saskia is adopted by a wealthy woman and Sadie is left at the school.  Then Sadie and Erik join forces to escape and plan to find Saskia. Will they succeed?
I like this book a lot, but there were some times though when the story line seems really dark and doesn’t seem appropriate for children. Example: the mention of séances which are fake and some violence that is meant to be funny. These could have been left out. There was some mention of some One who will never leave you alone which was a good way to mention God without making it too evident.
I gave this book a 4-star rating.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a review and posting it on my blog and some other web site.


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