Minion by John David Anderson

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
2.8 Llamas


Ok, before we go any further, I would just like to say, I did enjoy this book; but there are a few… problems in it. The book was very good, and the first time I finished it I didn’t even see all the issues. So I went to the library and got it again, thinking it would be a good book to put on my site… change of plans!

The book is about a kid who can hypnotize people (which is awesome!!!), but he’s not a super-villain. It’s really interesting, BUT… the issues… I need to get to the issues. One of the characters in the book has six fingers. That does not mean he has an extra finger on one hand, but instead, he has five fingers on one hand and one finger on the other. (And I am using code words people) now the finger is not the problem here, it is where it’s placed on the hand. His fingers were cut off at some point and they only found one, and he requested that when they put it back, that it would be in the ‘middle’ position. (For you folks who did not get that… good. Don’t read this book!!!)

Over all, I did once-upon-a-time love this book, but while re-reading it, there were just too many things in it that are not Christian-friendly or kid-friendly. So it gets a lower rating. Sorry.


  • A funny book about a supervillain


  • Inappropriate jokes
  • Finger geography issues

Michael Morn might be a villain, but he’s really not a bad guy. When you live in New Liberty, there are no Supers and only two kinds of people: those who turn to crime and those who suffer. Michael and his adoptive father spend their days building boxes—special devices with mysterious abilities—that they sell to the mob at a price. They provide for each other, they look out for each other, and they’d never betray each other.

But then a Super comes to town, and Michael’s world is thrown into disarray. The Comet could destroy everything Michael and his dad have built, the safe and secure life they’ve made for themselves. And now Michael and his father face a choice: to hold tight to their life or to let it unravel.

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