Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Friends Dak, Sera, and Riq are still traveling through time to repair the breaks that the SQ have caused throughout history. Now, they find themselves in the 1800s in the United States. The three get caught up in the Underground Railroad and their adventures wrestle through the issue of slavery in America.

The Infinity Ring series is an interesting take on getting middle grade kids interested in history, and I think it does a good job of it. This story in the third book THE TRAP DOOR by Lisa McMann takes the narrative into a different place, which makes it more authentic. The kids in the story have to wrestle with some very real issues. Dak is still looking for his parents. Sera is still feeling Remnants of parents she never had. Riq has to deal with the issues surrounding his African America background in 1850s United States. 

Because each story is written by a different author, I know it has to be a challenge to maintain the same style and voice for the characters across each novel. There are a few noticeable differences, but, overall, I think the authors do a good job of keeping the story unified with one voice. I'll be interested to see what awaits the characters in the upcoming stories and how the authors continue to build on each other's stories.

Review copy provided by Scholastic

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