Friday, January 7, 2011

The Charlatan's Boy by Jonathan Rogers

This was an excellent book.  Grady is a young orphan boy that has been raised by a huckster named Floyd.  He doesn't know who his parents are or how he ended up with Floyd.  Life is difficult, and it is getting hard to make money, so Floyd decides that they need to create another Great Feechie Scare.  Floyd can be be very calculating, and mean but Grady stays with him because it is the only life that he has ever known.   We get to follow these two through the ups and downs of their trade.  The ending of the book is a wonderful wrap up and also leaves us wanting more.  I am very excited for the future books in this series.  I received a complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.