Grade: 4 stars out of 5
The series contains all the necessary element for a good middle grade adventure story. It comprises of 70% adventure, 25% action, and 5% romance. As the title of the book suggests the main protagonist of the book is the hunchback from the Notre Dame but with a new superpower of shape-shifting and a name. The book is told primary from Modo, the hunchback's, point of view and occasionally, secondary characters. The story is very similar to the Alex Rider series; agents from the government send out to spy on the enemy, get into a predicament and at the end everything work out okay. The series is pretty much run of the mill middle grade adventure book, which I think it is a plus since they are so rare.
--written by my brother. he has a way with words doesn't he? ;)
Source: The Hunchback Assignments purchased myself; The Dark Deeps was an unsolicited review copy from Wendy Lamb Books
Published: August 24, 2010 (paperback); September 14, 2010 (hardcover)
Typically my action/adventure books will be passed onto my brother since a) I'm not a huge fan of those genre if there isn't romance involved and b) my brother is a huge fan of MG action books with little/no romance.