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
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)
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.