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Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2021
Before diving into the 2nd book, I dived into the 1st lol this was such a great read! I had so much fun. Such an imaginative, unique story. I loved August so much! He has spent his whole life in a crumbling house w/his somewhat crumbling, fearful, kooky aunt. He’s never even been off the front porch. This all ends when he unexpectedly gets a letter from an aunt to come to lunch. It’s then suggested he should attend school w/his cousins-the aunt & these cousins he never even knew existed before now. He has a “condition” w/butterflies, lol loved that, so it’s already hard for him trying to fit in. He wants to appear as “normal” as possible so he can have the friends he has so long for. This is all disrupted when a zombie follows him home lol August tries to find a solution to send the girl back to the afterlife. He discovers a lot more than he imagined though. I absolutely loved this! We have a wild child on a houseboat, a huge fabled white alligator, a family feud, family secrets, betrayal, bravery, adventure, humor, & the true meaning of friendship & what it means to belong. August is naive, shy, but so lovable. He has a lot of tough lessons to learn when he enters the outside world. I enjoyed watching him learn & grow. Life’s lessons aren’t always pretty, but usually necessary-that’s HOW we learn & grow. I loved the whole backstory of the family feud, & secrets & I’m eager to learn more! Aunt Hydrangea was such an eccentric, amazing character! I loved her dramatics, & just everything about her. I loved the zombie so much too. Lol when an author makes you fall in love w/a zombie, they’re doing something right. Every little detail, especially the unique/creative/quirky ones, were so great in here, & made it amazing. The book is full of the most stunning illustrations as well-all done by the author! Highly recommend, & I’m reading & loving the 2nd book now!💜
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
By Belle’s Middle Grade on February 11, 2021
Before diving into the 2nd book, I dived into the 1st lol this was such a great read! I had so much fun. Such an imaginative, unique story. I loved August so much! He has spent his whole life in a crumbling house w/his somewhat crumbling, fearful, kooky aunt. He’s never even been off the front porch. This all ends when he unexpectedly gets a letter from an aunt to come to lunch. It’s then suggested he should attend school w/his cousins-the aunt & these cousins he never even knew existed before now. He has a “condition” w/butterflies, lol loved that, so it’s already hard for him trying to fit in. He wants to appear as “normal” as possible so he can have the friends he has so long for. This is all disrupted when a zombie follows him home lol August tries to find a solution to send the girl back to the afterlife. He discovers a lot more than he imagined though. I absolutely loved this! We have a wild child on a houseboat, a huge fabled white alligator, a family feud, family secrets, betrayal, bravery, adventure, humor, & the true meaning of friendship & what it means to belong. August is naive, shy, but so lovable. He has a lot of tough lessons to learn when he enters the outside world. I enjoyed watching him learn & grow. Life’s lessons aren’t always pretty, but usually necessary-that’s HOW we learn & grow. I loved the whole backstory of the family feud, & secrets & I’m eager to learn more! Aunt Hydrangea was such an eccentric, amazing character! I loved her dramatics, & just everything about her. I loved the zombie so much too. Lol when an author makes you fall in love w/a zombie, they’re doing something right. Every little detail, especially the unique/creative/quirky ones, were so great in here, & made it amazing. The book is full of the most stunning illustrations as well-all done by the author! Highly recommend, & I’m reading & loving the 2nd book now!💜
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