Monthly Archives: December 2016

Quick Read: The Lost Property Office pt.1


Who’s up for another middle grade Quick Read? Well too bad, because we’re doing one.

This time our subject is James R. Hannibal’s The Lost Property Office, book one of the Section 13 series, which is being hyped up as potentially The Next Big Thing in middle grade fiction, by which I mean The Next Harry Potter.

I always feel kind of bad for authors who get slapped with that designation, since none of them ever seem to come anywhere close to living up to it, either in terms of sales numbers or popularity. The thing everyone seems to forget is that Harry Potter itself was never expected to be the next big anything; if something ever does come along to knock it off the top spot, it will probably be a total surprise.

But regardless, let’s start by looking at the cover.

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