After barely surviving the onslaught of monsters that tried to kill him the day before his fourteenth birthday, Jack Templar leaves his hometown on a quest to rescue his father and discover the truth about his past. Joined by his friends Will and T-Rex, and led by Eva, the mysterious one-handed monster hunter, Jack sets out for the Monster Hunter Academy where he hopes to find answers to his questions. Little does he suspect that the Academy is filled with dangers of its own, many of them more terrifying than anything he’s faced so far.
4.5 stars. Jack Templar and the Moster Hunter Academy is a comical, adventurous romp through a fantasy world similar to our own. The author’s unique voice will resonate well with middle grade readers, and parents can be glad to find a book which will appeal to reluctant readers and fans of books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Overall this book, though mildly violent is a highly recommended for readers 11 and up!
About the Author
Jeff Gunhus grew up in Cyprus, Greece, and Saudi Arabia where there was a distinct lack of television. He quickly found books were the gateway to incredible adventures, fascinating characters and unbelievable discoveries. Now, with five children of his own (all who watch too much television, in his opinion), he has enjoyed revisiting his old books and reliving those adventures all over again.