Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex was a fun, fast paced, thought invoking read that I am certain will be enjoyable for teens and adults alike!
Disclosure: I received this book to review through iRead Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
Templeton Academy- the superhero high school is finally open! The prestigious institution is recruiting the best of the best to enroll in its student body. The school is as mysterious as it is exclusive.
Grady Whill thinks there is nothing special about him to make the grade. However, his best friend, Aarush Patel has been selected and thinks Grady has the right stuff. Even school bully Elwood Bledsoe is attending.
If Grady is fortunate enough to be picked, his guardian has forbidden him to attend. Will a family secret prevent Grady from becoming the superhero he was destined to be?
“If I were to give a book to every young adult in this world, I would give them Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex by Carole P. Roman without blinking. I absolutely loved every moment of this uplifting and fascinating story. It’s filled with valuable life lessons, adventure, peril, and highly relatable and lovable characters.” – Reviewed by Emma Megan for Readers’ Favorite
“Harry Potter meets Sky High. If you’re a fan of young adult stories where protagonists go to mysterious schools to train their superhuman abilities, don’t miss out on Grady Whill and The Templeton Codex.” – Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Reader’s Favorite
“Carole P. Roman has created a world that is unique, inhabited by characters that young people can easily relate to because of their similar concerns about growing pains… This book has a strong message and theme that deserves to be read.” – Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Reader’s Favorite
I need a book two and I need it stat. This was an amazingly fun, engaging, and thought provoking read and I am not sure how to put everything I loved about it into words!
I loved that Grady spoke directly to us. The entire story, he spoke to us – it was as if we were right there with him, having a conversation, going through the same motions as him.
Aarush… oh all the things I could say about Aarush. Being the mother of a special needs child, having worked in the special needs field, and having a special little boy in my life who has autism… Aarush was my favorite.
This book is definitely one for junior high and high school kids. I am definitely going to let my 14 year old read it and my 9 year old has asked to read it. It definitely isn’t something the younger one can’t read. I am certainly intrigued to see what she thinks about it, but feel like it is right up my 14 year old’s alley.
The book was super-hero feeling, but was real life, complete with bullying. One of my favorite aspects was the quatrains – the real lessons deep within.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read more. It may be for young adults, but it made for a quick, entertaining, and thought provoking read for this adult!
About the Author
Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, spies, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children of all ages.
Her best-selling book, The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes! has reached number one on Amazon in March of 2020 and has remained in the top 200 books since then.
She published Mindfulness for Kids with J. Robin Albertson-Wren.
Carole has co-authored two self-help books. Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing with Julie A. Gerber, and Marketing Indieworld with both Julie A. Gerber and Angela Hausman.
Roman is the CEO of a global transportation company, as well as a practicing medium.
She also writes adult fiction under the name Brit Lunden and has created an anthology of the mythical town of Bulwark, Georgia with a group of indie authors.
Writing is her passion and one of her favorite pastimes. Roman reinvents herself frequently, and her family calls her the ‘mother of reinvention.’ She resides on Long Island, near her children and grandchildren.