Book Review: The Adventures of Shifting Jack by Denise Erguler

This is the first children’s novel by Denise Erguler. I love to help out new authors on my blog and after reading the blurb for The Adventures of Shifting Jack I knew I wanted to help Denise get her book ‘out there’.

Unfortunately when I was writing this review there were no images for me to show you. So you have ended up with just a generic image of books I’m afraid. But I have to say it is a pretty photo!

The author Denise Erguler moved to North Cyprus 10 years ago from London. She lives with her husband, Olkan, and two children, Ayla age 7 and Adil, age 10 and The Adventures of Shifting Jack is her first children’s book.

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Book Description

Jack has always known that he and his little sister, Lily, are different to other children, but he doesn’t know why – until the family moves to North Cyprus.

Jack thinks he’s going to like it here; school is okay, he makes new friends, and Lily is happy too. Then one afternoon, Jack and Lily are involved in an earthquake and their world is turned upside down. Jack not only finds out his dad isn’t exactly his dad, but that none of his family is exactly human either…

The whole family is thrown into danger, and Jack knows it’s his job to protect Lily, whatever that takes. In pursuit of illegal animal hunters, a strange school teacher, and the truth, Jack does his best – but he is only nine years old, will his best be good enough?

My Review

My first thoughts on the Adventures of Shifting Jack were that it must be very hard for a 9 year old Jack to one day discover his dad is not his biological father and to also find out about this whole other new world his family are a part of. That is a lot for any 9 year old to understand. Jack seems to take it all in his stride and is a very caring little boy who is protective of his younger sister Lily.

Jack is a keen explorer and once he knows about his family and his own circumstances he is eager to find out everything. This does make The Adventures of Shifting Jack perfect for your little thrill seekers who love adventures, and you will find yourself speed reading to find all the answers! At least that’s what I did!

Most children think their parents are weird, but what would you do if you found out that yours weren’t entirely human either…

I love this little book. The story is well written. It’s a great childrens book for those looking for an adventure or something with that bit of action in it. I would say it’s most suitable for 8-12 year olds.

I have given The Adventures of Shifting Jack by Denise Erguler 4 out of 5 stars.

  • Just a little update – The book cover has now been released so I’m able to show it to you now.

Book Cover for The Adventures of Shifting Jack
The Adventures of Shifting Jack: A New Home is now available from Amazon.


*I was given a copy of The Adventures of Shifting Jack in exchange for a review. All my thoughts are my own as always. This review contains an affiliate link so if you click through and buy I receive a little back which helps towards the upkeep of the blog. So thanks if you do. xx



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5 thoughts on “Book Review: The Adventures of Shifting Jack by Denise Erguler

  1. That sounds like a really interesting book & fun for the kids.

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

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