Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cragbridge Hall The Inventor's Secret by Chad Morris


Abby and Derick have been accepted to the most prestigious secondary school in the world -- Cragbridge Hall. Due to the inventions of their grandfather, Oscar Cragbridge, they will be able to experience history in 3D, use their minds to literally project visual interpretations of classic literature, and become animal avatars for zoology.
But when their grandfather and parents go missing, Abby and Derick must follow clues Oscar left for them that will reveal a dangerous secret. Along the way, they discover there is much more to one of their grandfather's inventions that anyone has ever dreamed. Saving their family will take all of Derick's mind and Abby's heart as thy come face to face with a crazed scientist who desperately seeks to change the past. If they fail, the world - past and future - will never be the same.
This book is a page-turning, time-travel adventure that teaches powerful lessons about choice and consequence, believing you can do hard things, and valuing your history.

Our Thoughts:
This is a story of two children who have a lot to live up to. Their Grandfather is a renowned genius who achieved some of the greatest technological advances for learning and education. All of his inventions are housed in a private high school. This school only teaches the most gifted children where twin brother and sister, Derick and Abby find themselves enrolled. This is ok for Derick who is a mathematical genius, but Abby feels she has no extraordinary skill and faces harassment from the other kids. They say she only got in because of the relationship to her grandfather.
While in school Derick and Abby's parents and Grandfather go missing and no one will help them. When they try to find them, they get more than they bargained for with, secret spies, back stabbing friends, a fifty old rivalry and a mysterious invention that could change the world for better or worse.
Along the way, the twins make lots of friends and learn the real value of trust. this book is an exciting mystery/action story set in the future where anything is possible.

Great book for all ages!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.


  1. Sounds great. I'm always looking for new books at the library for my 5 & 6/7th graders.

  2. Erika, they will really like this one.. Nice and clean and family oriented but with mystery and suspsense!