Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex: A Grady Whill Adventure”. All opinions are 100% my own.
I love to read stories about superheroes and lose myself in the fantastic adventures that unfold. “Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex” is an adventure story with relatable heroes that any fan of the superhero genre will enjoy.
Templeton Academy is an exclusive school that recruits only the best to enroll in its student body. Grady’s best friend Aarush has been selected to attend and so has school bully, Elwood. Grady believes that the school would never select a “nobody” like him and even if he did receive a letter of acceptance his guardian would never permit him to go. Will Templeton Academy accept Grady into their ranks?
Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex tells the tale of a group of “regular” high school kids who begin to discover how special they are. There is a diverse group of characters that we can all relate to. The story shows how even though we may feel different we can still achieve greatness, we just need to believe in ourselves.
The book is at a great reading level for upper elementary and above. The text is simple, with a few more difficult words throughout which encourages vocabulary growth. I like that this book falls into the superhero genre but doesn’t contain any cursing or explicit content found in so many YA novels.
The author, Carole P Roman is one of my daughter’s favourite authors. She grew up reading the stories of Captain No Beard, but has outgrown those stories and now is able to carry on reading the Grady Whill Adventure series. We look forward to reading more books by this author.