- File Size: 638 KB
- Print Length: 281 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 9, 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004NBZLN8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,466,876 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Milrose Munce and the Plague of Toxic Fungus Kindle Edition
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There were a few slow places that I don’t remember the first book having. And one of my favorite characters gets kidnapped early on, so we don’t get to see much of her. I’m not sure how to describe this series honestly. It reminds me a little bit of Neil Gaiman movies like Coraline and the Nightmare Before Christmas, but there’s also lots of mentions of vomiting and other icky things that appeal to little boys. And larger words than you usually see in kids and young adult novels.
I don’t think I’ve actually come across another book quite like these. I’d recommend trying them if you haven’t read them already.
(cross-posted to my blog)
The story itself was geared to the YA age group, but could be enjoyed by adults as well. As I said, it was a bit deeper, darker, and more thoughtful than the first book. While this was by no means a serious book, it might be a good book for a parent to read with a YA and discuss afterwards some of the moral and ethical dilemmas that Milrose and his friends faced. Definitely recommended for anyone, of any age, with a very quirky sense of humor!
Note on Kindle formatting: Very good, but not perfect. Most of the book had several lines between paragraphs, most obviously during conversations. That gave the feel that there were incredible pauses between responses. There was one section where there were no spaces between paragraphs at all, and that didn't strike me as 'quite right' either. Neither of those actually impacted reading, and if I remember correctly, the "Den of Professional Help" also had the multiple spaces between paragraphs, so that may be intentional. Either way, it's non-standard but only takes a minute or two to get used to.
The few who don't find this dynamic duo odd? Well they're dead. They're the air that the two are talking to. Okay, maybe they are even a few wise (or not so wise) among the living who know the truth and/or accept them as they are. Kitty Muell, for example, Arabella's biggest fan (besides Milrose, of course). Caroline Corduroy, the principal.
When the usual cast starts to notice something odd - like the fact that the chalkboards are no longer green for the normal reason, but instead because plants are growing from them, Milrose gets a little concerned. More so when Arabella starts acting odd(er). The principal goes missing. And the evil Loosten is suddenly smack dab in the middle of everything... again. And that's just the beginning... I wouldn't want to spoil too much for you, now would I?
Can Milrose and his dead buddies save the school and come out of this one alive (and dead as the case may be?).
This book is listed in children's books - and it is. But even if you don't love those or "YA" books (which I do), you'd probably still find this one a bit different. It's smarter than the usual children's series. Yes it uses the occasional big word. There are things in it that adult readers would probably notice well before younger readers would (the author insulting his own name). But basically, there's something for everyone here which is why I've not only bought this series for myself but also my mom and little nephew. Yeah, it's that good.
Overall I enjoyed another romp thru Milrose's world and look forward to the next.
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