"Rosy growled, and I knew she was pacing the porch. I sensed her uneasiness. Something was wrong. Rosy never barked at cars; why would she choose this one?"13 year-old Emily Kessler believes in God, but when she discovers someone trespassing in the middle of the night, can she learn to trust in Him completely? Will she have the courage to solve the mystery with her friends"Rosy growled, and I knew she was pacing the porch. I sensed her uneasiness. Something was wrong. Rosy never barked at cars; why would she choose this one?"13 year-old Emily Kessler believes in God, but when she discovers someone trespassing in the middle of the night, can she learn to trust in Him completely? Will she have the courage to solve the mystery with her friends? And when everything falls apart, will Emily be able to keep those she loves safe?...
|Title||:||The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser|
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The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser Reviews
I really enjoyed reading The Mystery of The Midnight Trespasser! I love reading mystery books, and it's even better when they have a godly theme woven in, like this book does. The author has a great writing style that really draws you in, and keeps your attention. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down, which resulted in my reading it in one day. :DI would recommend this book to anyone!!
I’m in awe of young authors – people my age and younger who’ve slaved over stories, written novels, and published books. I’ve been blessed by Hosanna Emily’s blog ever since I started reading it, so when I discovered she was one of those amazing people called authors, I read her book at the first opportunity. The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser has lots going for it. It’s easy to read, but doesn’t come across as amateur. It is fast paced, and doesn’t drag. The storyline sucked me in; I had no trouble finishing the book. In fact, I read it in one sitting, because I had to find out what happened next! It would be even more riveting for a younger audience. (view spoiler)[But a few things didn’t settle well with me. The first is the lack of parental involvement. The kids involved don’t tell their parents what they’re finding until later in the story. They were in danger; they should’ve told their parents. I realize no one’s perfect, and it’s just a story - I don’t have a problem with poor decisions in books if they’re reinforced as bad choices by negative outcomes. But I didn’t notice any long-lasting negative outcomes as a result of not informing parents. It also surprised me, because early on in the story, Emily is portrayed as having a fairly close relationship with her parents. Second, when the mystery is uncovered, it’s hard to understand how it could’ve happened. The parents knew about Gus and Veronica the whole time – they’d given Gus permission to stay on their land; they would’ve known why he was there. Then, I presume, they would’ve told their children why Gus was coming to stay, or at least, they wouldn’t have let their kids sleep out at night or go exploring when they were aware of an unsavoury character on the loose. Either way would take the mystery and adventure out of the story.Third, some things seemed unbelievable. If the families had lived in that area for a while, surely the kids would’ve been exploring before, and come across the hidden buildings. And the parent’s attitude after the final showdown seemed unrealistic – I know my mum would not have been so casual about the fact that some of her children could’ve lost their lives. Also, in the very end, Emily is shown to be looking forward to the next adventure. She’d just been threatened several times, her own, and her siblings and friends lives were in danger, her property had been threatened and attempted to be destroyed, and she’d witnessed and taken part in the final scene; I think she may have rathered some peace and safety for a while. I liked the character development of Veronica though. The author portrayed her well as someone who deserved sympathy and understanding – and the love and hope of God. It made me wonder what her story was, and how she got to that desperate place.(hide spoiler)]I know I’ve been extremely critical, and if I’ve overlooked anything, or missed something in my reading and thoughts on the book, please let me know. I realize I’ve analysed it from a true-to-life point of view too, when it may not have been the author’s intention to write from that perspective. Overall though, I can see a lot of thought and effort, went into The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser. I’m glad I read it, and I look forward to reading the author’s next book. Hosanna, if you’re reading this, please know that I’m not knocking your work in any way, and I don’t think any less of you or your writing skills after the points I mentioned above. (Please feel free to point out anything I misunderstood in my opinions too.) I sincerely admire your work, and wish you all the best with your future books - as I said, I’m looking forward to reading them! :)
I'm a huge fan of mysteries. Between 4th and 5th grade I read all of the Nancy Drew books (usually 1 a night). The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser fits right in with that.I really enjoyed the way this book was written. Hosanna has a beautiful style of writing that shows what is happening in an eloquent way.Emily Kessler is a great main character! She is actually scared to solve the mystery. :)Overall, this is a great book for people of all ages, even though it is a Middle Grade book.
I have been wanting to read this book for a while, and I finally got a chance to. I really enjoyed it! Hosanna Emily did a great job writing this book. I was reading an e-copy, so it could just be that, but I did notice a number of typos. I'm kind of persnickety about that. ;) This book was well-rounded. I like how it was from a first-person POV (I think that's what it's called??). The Kessler kids & friends reminded me of my siblings and myself. :) We enjoy playing in the woods by my grandparents' house. Parts of the book were a bit confusing; at one point one or two of Emily's siblings (I can't remember how many) appear, when they weren't mentioned earlier. I do like the mystery, however. It was very exciting. ;)I read a negative review on Goodreads, in which the reader "complained" that the kids didn't talk to their parents about the mystery. I would agree that that is misfortunate, but I have noticed that this is a common theme in mystery books (the Boxcar Children, Nancy Drew, etc.). I would say that the author could have done a better job showing parental involvement, etc, but I would also say that it did make the story more scary/interesting/etc. :/All in all, this was a pretty good book, and I would definitely recommend it. It was clean, and Bible verses were used throughout (although I must say that I was disappointed that the American Standard Version was used).*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review*
The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser was #1 on my "to-read" list for quite some time. I finally got it sent to me, and what a perfect birthday present!The mystery spun in this novella begins when Emily Kessler sights an intruder on her family's land in the middle of a dark and stormy night. Middle-schoolers, in particular, will enjoy the fast-moving plot and pleasant characters.A part of me read Hosanna Emily's book and wished for deeper, more consistent character development and a less-than-perfect setting and conclusion. But the truth is, it unfolds in simplicity to match its intended audience of middle-schoolers. Taking a step back, I hence recommend it, without hesitation, to readers of that age. The dialogue is natural, the descriptions are quaint. The characters are just the sort of people whom any 11- or 13-year-old would like to befriend.Accompanying the picturesque people and plot, Hosanna Emily's mystery teaches readers invaluable principles based on its theme Bible verse: "The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" - Psalm 27:1. Young minds - all minds - eagerly feed on whatever morals are represented in the literature they consume. This book edifies them with truths from the very Word of God.To summarize, I loved The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser. The truths that it stands for and the charm of its narrative make for a wholesome and sweet little read. I recommend it to middle-schoolers who value the truth of God's Word and to readers of all ages who enjoy simplicity.
Last night I started this book thinking I would only read 10 minutes or so. 1 hour later, I had to force myself to put the book down to get some sleep! ;) It was insanely captivating and suspenseful. Think--young Nancy Drew with good lessons woven throughout, like, relationships with parents, friends, & siblings, & trusting God in the midst of fear and chaos (also--tell your brothers before you go investigate a strange flicker of light in the woods!). :DOne of the things I love so much about this book is Emily's friends. I loved reading about their teamwork and their sign language conversations. :)When I finished, I found myself wishing there were 10 more chapters--and maybe a sequel. ;) Hosanna Emily did a stunning job on "The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser." It has now earned a spot on my bookshelf next to my Nancy Drew books. :)
This book is so good! It is filled with mystery and suspense! And the scripture woven throughout the story is wonderful! This book is a wonderful reminder that God is our refuge and strength and that we should not fear. I would recommend this book for 10 to 110! It's just so good!
"The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser" is a great book. It kept my interest the whole way through and the mystery wasn't predictable, which was nice. :) This is a fun, enjoyable book!