The Inventor's Secret - YA Review by Claire W

Reader: Claire W.
Age: 12
Title: The Inventor's Secret
Author: Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel
Pub Date: 04/22/14
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: First off the plot is very original and was very nicely planned out. It was not rushed and it wasn't dragging on and on. At the beginning of the book Charlotte is portrayed as a little girl, but as the book moves on she becomes more mature and comfortable with herself. The dialogue was pretty good but there just wasn't very much since the book followed Charlotte and she liked to be alone. Over all though the stylistic elements very good
Memorable or Forgettable:  First of all the plot was very original. I also really liked settings and how it was described.
Cover: The cover was fabulous and I hope they use that cover because it is great.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments:  I thought this book was great. Not many authors these days are able to make a really good female heroine.  Andrea Cremer nailed it. 
Annotation: Charlotte is one of those girls everyone wants to be like. She is strong and sensitive. The story starts off and you find out that the main character Charlotte is part of a resistance since the British won the Revolutionary War. They have completely taken over. She and her brother sorta run this place in some catacombs to keep children safe.

tags:  science fiction / steampunk / dystopian / Inventor's Secret / ya lit

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