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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Knowing Jack by Julie Elizabeth Powell is an intriguing, suspense-filled story for children. Jack has a premonition that something bad is going to happen on their planned trip to the Lake District. He does not know how to dissuade his parents from taking that trip. He feels something lurking in the snow-covered woods. He might be wrong or maybe he does not want to spend time with his cousin Rosie, which is making him feel wary.
The character of Jack has been portrayed very well. The integrity of his character and his courageous behavior forms the main theme of the story. The story is action-packed with a lot of suspense and intrigue which makes it a very thrilling read. Jack's sixth sense is the element which the author has developed very well. That makes the story very exciting for children and gives the story an adventurous feel. The development of the story is done well and it is interesting to watch two cousins, who dislike each other, slowly become friends during the course of their stay in Lake District.
The book can be read by adults because it has suspense, intrigue, humor and drama. The story flows very well. The descriptions are excellent and add to the visual imagery of the story in a convincing manner. The characters also aid in making this book entertaining for readers.