Rayna Recommends MIDNIGHTERS: THE SECRET HOUR by Scott Westerfield

MidnightersMidnighters: The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld

Recommended by Rayna Mazhary- Clark

Have you ever wondered if there is a secret world in your own that you don’t know about? In Midnighters: The Secret Hour, Jessica Day learns about one when she moves to Bixby. Author Scott Westerfeld gives great details on how everyone feels about Bixby. As you read it you get sucked in and can’t put the book down. It’s just so interesting!

Jessica Day moves to Bixby, Oklahoma after her mom gets a new job. Soon she starts having weird dreams, (or what she thinks are dreams), and never gets a good night’s rest. Her new friends Dess, Rex, and Melissa were all born there. They are the only people who are able to move at midnight. The darklings come out then too and fight the midnighters. Join the midnighters as they explore their talents and fight the darklings during the midnight hour.

One reason I like this book is because the author’s style of writing is very interesting. For example, ‘’’Wow,’ came a familiar voice, ‘Hypochondriac killed the cat.’ The nonsense words were followed by a giggle.” This shows that he likes writing dialogue. He also writes in third person point of view and follows different people in each chapter. It’s shown when the first chapter is in Rex’s life but the second is in Dess’ life.

Another reason why this book is good is the setting descriptions. I like how he describes the Bixby High bright lights with the bright sun making the halls even brighter. It is also good when he describes the blue time during the midnight hour. An example of this is when the author writes, ‘The cold, blue moonlight seemed brighter every minute.’ This shows what Jessica sees.

Don’t hesitate to go find this book. It is a great read and will keep you wondering what will happen next! With an exciting storyline and great characters, the fun will never end! So go find this book and jump into the action of the Midnighters: The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld!


 Several of Rayna’s classmates have also allowed us to publish reviews of what they’re currently reading.  And for recommendations from kids of all ages, check out our Kids Recommend section.


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