Friday, December 10, 2010

Title: The Tilting House
Author: Tom Llewellyn
Cybil Book #32

From Random House


   “Whaddya say you boys and me take five and poke around a bit?”
   “Poke around where?” I asked.
   “Around our new house. I’ll bet if we look in every nook and cranny, we’ll uncover a secret or two.”
   “A secret?” asked Aaron. “What kind of secret?”
   “I don’t know.” Dad grinned as he struggled to get up from the tilting couch. “A house built with tilting floors has got to have secrets.”

Talking rats
Growth potions
Buried treasure
Brothers Josh and Aaron Peshik are about to discover that their new home with the tilting floors hides many mysteries. When the boys and their neighbor Lola discover the hidden diary of F.T. Tilton, the brilliant but deranged inventor who built the house, they learn a dark secret that may mean disaster for the Peshik family. Can the kids solve the riddles of the tilting house before time runs out?

Mad science, mischief, and mishaps combine in the suspenseful and imaginative tale of The Tilting House.

Book Website This is an amazing website. I love it!!!!

My Thoughts
I read this book because I needed some short and quick. I read the inside jacket and it drew me in because I love books with riddles(I could go for a good DaVinci Code book about now). I loved the creativity of this book. The tilting floors and the phrases all over the walls reminds me of how books take on the personality of their owners. I finished the book and sat and thought about certain things in our house that contains memories of our children(blue carpet in living room from when Addy decided to paint our carpet with blue paint). Back to the story, the creativity of two guys who present their handouts on coffins and the next day the person dies. A crazy episode with moss and I have not even gone into detail about the rats and the house itself.

If you want something to grab you by the fingers and take you on a crazy ride of some kids, tilted floor house, crazy man across the street, rats, moss, death, action, disappearing houses, and many riddles to solve, then read this book. I am so glad I did instead of neglecting it like I almost did. This is well worth your time.
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