Early Book Review: The Boy Who Knew Everything by Victoria Forester

The Boy Who Knew Everything is a middle grade novel by Victoria Forester. It is currently scheduled for release on October 27, 2015.  This is a companion book to The Girl Who Could Fly, which I have not read. But, Now I want to because there were definitely background to the story that I really wanted to have. I still greatly enjoyed the read, but felt like I was missing something important several times through out the read. Just be prepared to want to go back and read, and then wait for book three to be released. 
There is a prophecy about a girl who can fly and a boy who knows everything. The prophecy says that they have the power to bring about great change. The boy is Conrad Harrington III. The girl is Piper McCloud. They need their talents now, more than ever, if they are to save the world, and themselves. Conrad is the main character this time around. His dad is the president of the United States and does not want a child quite this smart and Conrad away. After escaping a 'special school' Conrad ends up on Piper's farm. Before long other kids from the school, who are also special, join them and form a group that help out when things go wrong (like hurricanes). It turns out that someone seems to be causing these disasters, but who and why? 

The Boy Who Knew Everything is a story with so much going on that it is hard to describe without giving away some of the joy that comes from discovering it on your own. Conrad has always been too smart for his father to handle, and he thought he was over that. However, as events add up Conrad is forced into action. The band of misfit kids, all unique and wonderful, come together to make positive changes and help others without being noticed. However, there are things going on that are larger that any of them might expect. Conrad faces big changes, and Piper occasionally gets pushed back to the sidelines as readers follow Conrad's exploits. I liked the working of Conrad's mind and the wide variety of conflicts he, and the group as a whole, face. Thankfully there was a certain amount of resolution, but many questions that I want answered. The book is a wonderful set up for even bigger things in the next installment of the series, and left me more than a little eager to know what was going to happen next.

The Boy Who Knew Everything is a well done second book to a series. I need to back track and read The Girl Who Could Fly, to fill in the gaps from the days the kids were in the 'school'. But I have a feeling I will have plenty of time to do that before book three is released. 

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