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by Tyler Whitesides

Rated: None

Let me just begin with a bit of sixth-grade vernacular: This book is so totally awesome.

Janitors, the debut novel by Tyler Whitesides, is the story of Spencer and Daisy, two sixth-graders who discover an ancient secret after Spencer starts seeing strange creatures prowling through the halls of school and the beastly janitor chasing after them. Spencer and Daisy soon become part of a magical world, complete with enchanted brooms, mops and vacuum dust. And it’s up to them to help save education from the nefarious society bent on its destruction.

This new middle-grade tale is funny, entertaining and full of engaging adventure. The fantasy is well thought out and believable. For readers mourning the end of well-loved series like Harry Potter and The Lightning Thief, this is the new magical series to get excited about and obsessed with.

Rated: None

— Reviewed by Teri Harman

Teri Harman is an author, reader and book enthusiast. Her young adult novel, Blood Moon, was published by Jolly Fish Press in summer 2013. She writes a biweekly column, Book Matters, for ksl.com and also contributes a monthly book segment to KSL’s #1 lifestyle show, Studio 5.

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  • Janitors
  • by Tyler Whitesides
  • Rated: None
  • Genre: Young adult
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