Janitors, Book 2: Secrets of New Forest Academy by Tyler Whitesides
Age Range: 8-12
Series: Janitors (Book 2)
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Shadow Mountain (September 4, 2012)
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Book:
Now, more than ever, Spencer, Daisy, and even Dez must fight to save
schools everywhere. The Bureau of Educational Maintenance (BEM) is after
Spencer, and the only place he is safe is within the walls of the New
Forest Academy. Or so he thinks. In this fast-paced adventure, the kids
must figure out where their loyalties lie and who they can trust as they
fight to discover the true secret of the New Forest Academy and what it
means to the future of education.
About the Author:
Tyler Whitesides worked as a janitor at an elementary school to put
himself through college. He graduated from Utah State University with a
degree in music. In addition to writing novels, Tyler is an avid
composer and arranger of instrumental music. He and his wife, who
teaches third grade, live in Logan,
I liked this book much more than the first one. It might be because the
world had been set up in the first book, in this one, the kids knew about the magic and already had several tricks up
In this installment of the Janitors series, Spencer, Daisy, and
(unfortunately) Dez head to New Forest Academy to hide out for a couple
of weeks. But the rebel janitor has been replaced and suspicious things start
happening once again. Pretty soon, it’s an all out war.
Kids that enjoyed the first book will like this one even more. There is
more deception, new tools, and lots of action with plenty of laughs
along the way.
Content: Some non-descriptive violence.