Review by: Graham

Its 1952 and the Scott family just moved from Los Angeles to London.  Here fourteen-year old Janie finds  a mysterious Apothecary and his son Benjamin Burrows -a fascinating boy who’s not afraid to stand up to authority and Dreams of becoming a spy.  When Benjamin’s father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin Must uncover the secrets of the apothecary’s sacred book, The Pharmacoepia in order to find him.

These are the Is It’s and Does It’s of the book (ranked from 1-5):

Is It Scary? 2- Sort of

Is It Sad? 1- No

Does it have lots of Adventure? 4- Yes

Does it have a Good Moral? 3- Not really

Does it have Mean Characters? 4- Yes it does

Does it have a Complicated Story? 1- Not at all