Thursday, September 19, 2013
Janitors: Curse of the Broomstaff Review
A secret society of Janitors with wizard-like powers continue their battle, and now, the stakes are even higher. The Bureau of Educational Maintenance is after Alan Zumbro and this time they mean business, deadly business. Spencer, Daisy, and their little team of rebels must find the source of all magical Glop and destroy it before it can destroy the world as we know it. No small task with the BEM and their monster toxites at their heels. It s a wild and dangerous ride as they follow the trail of clues all the way to the hiding place of the mysterious aurans: guardians of a secret landfill. What they discover there will change the way Spencer sees himself, not to mention the fate of the rebels.
5 out of 5 stars
Warning: This is a very trashy book. If garbage speak, odorous language, or messiness offends you, read no further.
The best Janitors book yet! I loved all the trash references. Whitesides brilliant creations and uses of all thing janitorial continues to surprise and delight. Spencer and Daisy continue their adventures in the ongoing battle against the BEM forces that wish to destroy education as we know it. This time they are joined by a quirky garbologist (someone who reads trash), the warlock Walter, Spencer's recently rescued father, and an unexpected old friend. Together, they race to beat the BEM to the map to the Aurans' hidden landfill, and hopefully the source of all Glop. The book starts with a wild ride that doesn't end until the last page. Filled with betrayal, danger, giant Toxites, new magic, and trashy monsters this book is sure to keep you up way past your bedtime.
This series is kid approved as certified by an eleven-year-old boy. My brother gives it two thumbs up and has demanded I let him read the latest book as soon as my review is posted. I better dot my I's and cross my T's before he goes on the warpath.
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, Connie, who teaches third grade, live in northern Utah.