Initiations

Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
232 Pages
Reviewed on 09/23/2015
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Author Biography

Jason Edwards is a writer, artist, storyteller, producer of entertaining educational enrichment programs, and an authority on children’s anxieties who has over 30 years of experience developing innovative ways to entertain, instruct, and inspire children. His talent for addressing children's issues in a non-threatening manner has been featured in all forms of media and has earned him the Mom’s Choice Award for Family Friendly Media and an endorsement from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
When he is not busy authoring, Jason visits schools and libraries, performing his MONSTER HUNT Library Skills-Building Adventure and his Destination: INSPIRATION InterACTIVE StoryCrafting Workshop. Jason lives in New York with his wife, daughters, and a rabbit named Bunniford who never comes when he is called.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Initiations is the first mystery from The Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency series by Jason Edwards. Will Allen is a studious kid in middle school who is adept at solving mysteries. Yet he cannot solve the mystery that lurks under his bed, and his parents do not believe monsters live there. When a bizarre business card appears from the strange Bigelow Hawkins, a monster detective, Will has no choice but to use his services to fight the evil under his bed. He is given a Monsterscope and a Revealer kit and, in the process, discovers shocking things about himself that could help defeat the monster, but is scared to use them as his weapons. Bigelow Hawkins offers his advice, but only Will can destroy the monster that is increasing in size, and time is running out!

The Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency: Initiations is a must-read for anyone who is afraid of the dark. Will Allen is just a normal kid with a mom who cooks the weirdest meals and monsters under his bed. The story is very entertaining with real life situations that seem to work perfectly with the monster theme. Jason Edwards’ creativity will attract followers with his cast of interesting characters and amusing, emotional adventures. It’s enlightening since it shows kids how to deal with their fears. The book includes guides called Will’s Tips for Fighting Monsters, Bigelow’s Lists of Monster Thinking Traps to Avoid, and Monster Hunt Library Skills-Building Adventure that kids will find useful.