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Book Review: Super Jake and The King of Chaos


Super Jake and The King of Chaos is a book you need! I just finished this delightful, heartfelt and beautiful story which follows Ethan Miller, an aspiring magician along with his two younger brothers Freddy and Jake. Narrated by 11-year-old Ethan we soon learn about his love for magic and how one family comes together to face the challenges of having a very sick child/sibling. This book is heartwarming on so many levels--but even more so--I feel as though it’s important and impactful and will offer young readers a new perspective on a very grown up issue.

Ethan’s voice comes across as that of a bit more seasoned of an 11-year-old than average yet there are scenes that remind us he’s still very much a kid with his own hopes and dreams. I thought this was both fitting and believable given that Ethan is the eldest child in a family where one member is ill, he goes from practicing card tricks one moment to calling the doctor for his mother in the next.

He is an incredible example of a big brother who stands up for what he believes in, even if it means sacrificing something he has wanted for a very long time. This story reminds us that nothing in life can be guaranteed but with the right support system and the love of a family, anything is possible. Highly recommend this charming and wonderful book!

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