Author: Edward Torba
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy / Mystery
Matt Monroe and The Secret Society is the first book in a series about a fourteen-year-old boy and his friends. In this first installment, Matt puts aside his fears as he travels to a same-time dimension to fulfill a prophecy. The saga begins when Matt finds a set of mysterious wooden tablets and an onyx ring. Soon he and his older brother, along with five friends, find themselves transported to the world of Paragon, where they face numerous obstacles. This is an account of deception and betrayal, mixed with courage and the bonds of friendship. Prepare yourself for an exciting adventure with an extraordinary ending. The second book in the series, Matt Monroe and The Haunted House, continues the story of these courage young teens.
What a delightful adventure in a wonderful, magical world. Matt is your average kid next door, until he, his brother Josh, and their friends, stumble upon an ancient mystery involving a secret society of dentists, a portal to an alternate dimension, and a wicked evil intent on destroying humanity as we know it.
Matt was a charming, fun character. I liked his older brother Josh even more, because he was very protective toward Matt, and I thought that was very cute.
The book was full of fantastical adventures, quirky humor, and kids turning into heroes. A great read for young and old.