A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem by Christopher Healy

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


This book was amazing. I couldn’t put it down. It was funny. It was adventurous. Really, it was just an incredible book, and I will definitely read it again.

This book is about a daughter and a mother who want to make their mark in the world. The mom is an inventor and she wants to get into the Inventor’s Guild. The problem is, she’s a woman and there are no women allowed. So, like any decent citizen of New York, they break in. But when they break in, they find a plot against the Fair. Then the story goes for a roller coaster ride that, trust me, will not leave you bored. Several people get accused for the plot, the mom gets caught, and the daughter and her friend get chased by the man in the mask. It really is an exciting story.

Overall, I think every kid and teen I know would like this book. It’s a lot of fun, and I definitely recommend it to you. Plus, you learn a lot of things about the time line. So, if I were you, I would get this book. Hope you liked my review.   -The Tiger Reader


  • Easy reading
  • It had some really funny parts
  • A great book for kids and even teens
  • It’s educational


  • Sadly, there are some curse words

It’s 1883—the Age of Invention! A time when great men like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Nicola Tesla, and George Eastman work to turn the country into a land of limitless opportunity.

And it all happens at the world famous Inventor’s Guild headquarters in New York City—a place where a great idea, a lot of hard work, and a little bit of luck can find you rubbing elbows with these gods of industry who will usher humanity into the future.

Unless, of course, you’re a woman.

Molly Pepper, daughter of brilliant but unknown inventor Cassandra Pepper, lives with her mother in New York. By day, they make ends meet running a pickle shop; but by night, they toil and dream of Cassandra taking her place among the most famous inventors in America.

In an attempt to find a way to exhibit Cass’s work at the World’s Fair, they break into the Inventor’s Guild, where they discover a mysterious plot to destroy New York.

The evidence points to the involvement of one of the world’s most famous inventors, and now it’s up to Molly, Cassandra, and a shop hand named Emmett Lee to uncover the truth—even if no one will ever know it was they who did it.

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