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'A breakneck, jam-packed, roller coaster of an adventure’ – J. K. Rowling
“an engrossing page-turner.” – The Guardian
“House of Secrets…serves up everything an eight to twelve year old reader could possibly want from an adventure.” – Love Reading 4 Kids
For over twenty-five years, Chris Columbus has written, directed and produced some of the most successful box-office hits, which have established him as a major force in contemporary Hollywood film-making. As a writer, he launched his career with the legendary films Gremlins and The Goonies. Columbus directed and produced the first two films in the blockbuster Harry Potter series and produced the third. More recently, Columbus has directed features such as the hit film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. As a
director, Columbus has been at the helm of such films as Home Alone and Mrs. Doubtfire.
Ned Vizzini (1981-2013) began writing for the New York Press at the age of fifteen. At seventeen, he was asked to write a piece for the New York Times Magazine, and at nineteen, he published Teen Angst? Naaah…, his autobiography of his years at Stuyvesant High School. His debut teen novel, Be More Chill, was selected for the Today Show Book Club by Judy Blume. It's Kind of a Funny Story, a cult classic, was adapted into a 2010 film starring Zach Galifianakis and named one of the 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels by National Public Radio. The Other Normals, his third novel, was a Junior Library Guild selection. He was the co-author, with Chris Columbus, of the New York Times bestselling fantasy-adventure series House of Secrets. He wrote for the New Yorker and Salon. He also wrote for television, including MTV's hit show Teen Wolf. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages.
Originally I bought this book for my daughter and she couldn't put it down. She raved on about it and said I should read it. I have to admit I was hooked. Read morePublished 4 months ago by In the mood writer
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free to review.
You might have heard of Chris Columbus before as the director of a couple of the... Read more
Brilliant my son enjoyed reading it and he's 12 years old so it's around his age range he has asked for the second book aswell greatPublished 6 months ago by Saffy
Total bargain price! And a really decent size book! Going to buy book 2Published 7 months ago by Christina B.
This book is amazing. It has loads of action and mystery in it, and I love the suspense that is always present. 😍😍😍😍Published 8 months ago by theappleguy