Monday, October 1, 2012

Book Review of The Secret Life of Copernicus H Stringfellow

Copernicus H. Stringfellow, a.k.a. Nick, is not your run-of-the-mill genius. His mind is so powerful it can stop a speeding automobile or stem internal bleeding. As Nick goes about quietly doing good, he discovers that his powers are greatly enhanced by the nutrients present in Twinkies. Follow Nick on his amazing adventures in this humorous and exciting action-packed book for all ages.

Who can read that synopsis and not smile? I love the premise and the interesting tidbit about Twinkies. I never knew a Twinkie (those Amber Atoms of Aptitude, Condensed Cube of Concentration, Delightful Drops of Discernment and Savory Snacks of Survival) harbored so much power!

Copernicus H. Stringfellow is just as unique as his name is. He’s kind, smart (understatement), oddly naïve in social settings, incredibly humble and he has super powers anyone would dream of having. (Hey, I’m jealous!) I’m amazed at the research the author must have done to make such a knowledgeable person such as Copernicus (Nick) believable.

The omniscient point of view is usually not my favorite (personal preference), and some scenes in the book were tedious and slow. Regardless, Nick is an endearing character, the kind you’d like to meet someday if only he were real.

Overall, The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow is a clean, cute book with a nice message.


  1. Thanks for the great review! I just found your blog and fell in love with it--especially that amazing header! So pretty!

    Anyway I look forward to hearing more from you!

    What's in a Name?

    1. Thank you! And thanks for the comment, Jessica!