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Ebook Details
  • 11/2015
  • 9781311991898 B00QSSMOWA
  • 232 pages
  • $3.95
Hardcover Details
  • 10/2015
  • 9780978951276
  • 232 pages
  • $16.95
Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency - INITIATIONS

Children/Young Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

Middle school sleuths Jeannine Fitsimmons and Will Allen may be brave and clever, but they are still no match for the horrors they face when monsters begin infesting their town! But in a fantastic stroke of luck (or IS it?), a mysterious business card appears that summons the great monster detective, Bigelow Hawkins, to teach them how to conquer their fears and defeat the monsters. Now, in their Baptism of Fire, can these newly christened monster detectives unravel the clues and uncover the secret of the dreaded HIDDEN BEAST in time to save themselves and their friends from its terrible power?
Plot/Idea: 6 out of 10
Originality: 4 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 6.50 out of 10

Assessment:

In this humorous, well-written fantasy, sixth grader Will Allen calls upon the Monster Detective Agency only to find himself and his friend Jeannine Fitsimmons working for the agency themselves. Edwards has created a wonderful metaphor to help the fears of young people be revealed and resolved. Starting out on the right foot with humor, an interesting concept, and a fast-paced plot, the novel unfortunately morphs into more of a self-help book for youngsters who are facing divorce or bullies, which will limit the audience of the series.

Date Submitted: June 14, 2016

Reviews
Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars Great adventure for tweens!

My 11 year old loved it. Full of thrills, chills, mystery, and laughs. Great Fun! sequel: Will Allen and the Hideous Shroud (The Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency Book 3)

Readers Favorite

The Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency: Initiations is a must-read for anyone who is afraid of the dark. Will Allen is just a normal kid with a mom who cooks the weirdest meals and has monsters under his bed. The story is very entertaining with real life situations that seem to work perfectly with the monster theme. Jason Edwards’ creativity will attract followers with his cast of interesting characters and amusing, emotional adventures. It’s enlightening since it shows kids how to deal with their fears.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 11/2015
  • 9781311991898 B00QSSMOWA
  • 232 pages
  • $3.95
Hardcover Details
  • 10/2015
  • 9780978951276
  • 232 pages
  • $16.95

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