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September 14, 2013




 Matt Monroe and The Secret Society
 All Points Press, LLC (January 1, 2013)

(from Amazon)
Matt Monroe, a fourteen-year-old boy, puts his fears aside as he travels to a same-time dimension to fulfill a prophecy. The saga begins when Matt finds a set of mysterious wooden tablets and an onyx ring. Soon he and his older brother, along with five friends, find themselves transported to the world of Paragon, where they face numerous obstacles. This is an account of deception and betrayal, mixed with courage and the bonds of friendship. Prepare yourself for an exciting adventure with an extraordinary ending.

Matt Monroe is your ordinary normal teenage boy.  As normal as a fourteen year old boy can be.  He has a brother, older, who seems to Matt to be popular, good looking and can't do no wrong. Matt feels like he just doesn't cut it.  Everyone is interested in Josh.Matt finds some wooden tablets and an onyx ring.   Matt discovers he is wrong, he is the prophesied "Chosen One"  from a long line of dentists.  HE, not Josh, has the power to save the world!  I had to smile at being in the long lineage of dentists.  The author seemed to have quite the imagination. They are a secret society.  They guard another realm, Paragon  that is full of magic and elves.  In the realm is an evil elf.  He wants control over both the human and the magic realms.  No one seems to be able to stop him.  Could Matt? He's just a teenage who is nobody compared to Josh.  Everyone has been hiding the truth, and why are there so many dentists around? He and his brother gather some  friends and they are sent to Paragon.
Maybe they can save the world, at least for now.The author wrote a fun adventure filled with magic, adventure and dentists. MATT MONROE and THE SECRET SOCIETY may be a good read for children before a visit to the dentist.  It might take away some of the fear  and dread that most people have, especially children. The story tells of being betrayed  and the courage that friendship brings. The ending was quite a surprise.  I believe the author, Edward Torba wrote a  creative adventure about GOOD vs. EVIL. I would recommend this book to any young person probably ages 8-13. It's a good choice for a mysterious adventure.

I would give this book 3 STARS.

I was given a complimentary copy of MATT MONROE and THE SECRET SOCIETY from the author, Edward Torba for this unbiased review.

Edward Torba is a life-long resident of Latrobe, PA. Ed enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh after graduating from Derry Area High School in 1969. He graduated from Pitt, majoring in Biology in 1973. It was at this time in his life that he had to decide between dentistry or a career in marine biological research. He chose dentistry. Also attending Pitt, he received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 1977. All the while in dental school Ed had his goal set to be a child’s dentist, Pedodontist. However, after eight years of college he decided to join a classmate and open up a private office practicing general dentistry. That was in September 1977. Thirty-six years later, he is still in private practice with Dr. Richard Hansen. Their office is located in the little village of Kingston, Pa; mailing address is Latrobe, PA.
Ed always showed an interest in writing. His hobby began to take root in Dental School where he developed a children’s story about a fictional character, King Molar. Previous publications to his credit are The Magic Trip and Boys Club Guide to Youth Football.
It was after reading the Harry Potter series of books that Ed was inspired to write a series dealing with normal teens who deal with extraordinary circumstances. The first book, Matt Monroe and The Secret Society, was completed in early 2012. It now available on-line or through Barnes and Noble Book Stores. This book deal with the positive aspects of life: teamwork, friendship, trust, honor.
While still running a full-time dental practice, Ed still takes the time to write. His current story in the works is Matt Monroe and The Haunted House.

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