For those who know me, I am constantly on the lookout for books that would appeal to a young reluctant reader. (I know, hard to believe that someone would not want to read). Tesla's Attic fits the bill nicely. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. While Tesla's Attic is geared towards readers in Grades 3 through 7, I imagine that it would also appeal to older readers and even their parents.
Tesla's Attic is full of win. It's funny, amusing, and very entertaining. The kids find themselves in really strange situations surrounded by junky items that do all sorts of wonderfully strange and even crazy deadly things. Things just go awry for the main character who has transferred to a new school. His school records are always just a little bit wonky. Then there are the mysterious men in the vanilla colored suits...
The lunch lady at Nick's school is surprisingly astute, coaching Nick through the difficult first day of school. The cultural references will make most adult readers laugh out loud, especially a shout out to The Godfather where Nick finds a picture of the horse nebula in his bed. Ha! There's also a secret society and stuff that belonged to Nikolas Tesla as well.
Lots of humor and madcap situations makes Tesla's Attic an enjoyable read for younger readers and up. Tesla's Attic is a solid start to a fun new series.
Thank you to NetGalley and Disney Hyperion for a review copy of this book.
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