Thursday, July 18, 2013

Blog 132 - Teacher's Pest

Author: Charles Gilman
Format: Hardcover with Holographic front
Pages: 170
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
ISBN-13: 9781594746147

About the Book
DON'T BE FOOLED by his friendly smile, his perfect manners, or his shiny red apple. Student council president Howard Mergler is actually a sinister bug-monster in disguise—and he's summoning swarms of roaches, wasps, fleas, and head lice into the corridors of Lovecraft Middle School!  Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur is the only student who can stop him—but he'll need help from his best friends: the school bully, the school ghost, and an extremely courageous two-headed rat.

This third novel in the Lovecraft Middle School series begins right where Professor Gargoyle and The Slither Sisters ended—with more action, more adventure, and more outrageous monsters!

My Review
So the third installment from the Lovecraft Middle School series was…creepy.

Things that I liked: I loved that they picked up right where the second book, The Slither Sisters, left off. We were given such a surprising twist at the end of that book, which then makes this book set up perfectly for the readers. I loved that characters both had side issues, but also still had to deal with the big issue of all the creepy crawlies. If I had to go through this when I was in middle school I probably would have fainted. LOL. I loved the way these books were written. The author did a good job with the descriptions and getting the story told within a reasonable amount of pages for a middle grade novel. I absolutely loved it.

Things that I didn’t like: I can’t really think of anything, however I could have done without the pictures of the all the bugs. It really helped picture them throughout the story and I was really creeped out.  

Overall: I really enjoyed this book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes Lovecraft or like a good short fast read. I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

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