My teen decided to read Britfield & the Lost Crown and was happy to report that it was an engaging book that he highly recommends to other teens. Here’s the inside scoop. Here’s an honest review from a teen for this adventure novel.
About Britfield & the Lost Crown
Britfield & the Lost Crown follows the adventures of Tom and his friend who escape an orphanage to eventually find the path to his parents. This story is even more exciting when you realize that Tom might be heir to the throne! Your teens will enjoy a storyline that follows throughout England’s famous cities and landmarks, such as Windsor Castle, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Oxford, London, and more!
My 13-year old, who is an avid reader, thoroughly enjoyed this book. The cover originally piqued his interest, and he dove right in. He said it immediately captured his attention.
The unique thing about this book is that it has a website with links that allow your kids to explore the world of the main character! With stunning pictures and helpful maps, your kids can jump on the Britfield site and learn more about the geography, culture, and layout of the whole plot in real-life England.
We received the softcover book and it is great quality. The cover has an enticing image which drew my teen right into the action.
There is an 8-week study guide which you can also use to expand the learning that goes along with this book. We didn’t personally use the study guide, but it includes:
- vocabulary exercises
- comprehension questions
- analysis questions
- additional research projects
The next book in the series will be released in the fall of 2020 and will continue the adventure in France.
One Teenager’s Opinion
My teen said he learned more about England than he knew before because the maps at the beginning of the book were helpful in following the storyline.
He also said the story was entertaining and that he would recommend this book to kids from about 11-14 who enjoy adventures and fantasy novels.
I asked him, “Did the book meet your expectations?”
He said, “No it did not – it actually was better than I expected!”
His favorite character was Patrick, who helped plan the mission for Tom to escape the orphanage.
As a parent who asks my kids to regularly read certain titles, I wasn’t sure if it would be a struggle to get him to finish this book. He loves to read, but he’s very picky about what he spends his time reading.
I didn’t need to nag him at all about reading this book! He jumped right in and completely finished within a week, leisurely reading it for enjoyment.
If you’re looking for a great jumping-off point for studying European geography and culture, then have your teen read this book (and the next one!), explore on the Britfield site, and then you can easily continue the learning with additional outside resources as you study geography, famous landmarks, and regional identity.
My 13-year-old gives this book two thumbs up and heartily recommends it to your teens!
But don’t take our word for it. Check out the experiences of other members of the Homeschool Review Crew by clicking the graphic below.
Check out my interview with author C.R. Stewart on the Homeschool with Moxie podcast! We’ll chat about the importance of creativity in education, along with new book releases and future movies in the Britfield series.