Monday, October 3, 2016

The Deadly 7 by Garth Jennings - ADVISABLE

Jennings, Garth The Deadly 7, 340 pages.  Giroux Books for Young Readers 2016.
$13.99.  Language: PG (6 swears, 0 "f"); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.

Nelson Green's life will never be the same.  While hiding in a box to avoid performing in his schools theatrical, Nelson overhears the worst news ever.  His sister Celeste has gone missing while on a class trip.  With authorities scouring the area for clues, Nelson decides to take matters into his own hands.  Determined to find his sister and save her at any cost, Nelson enlists the help of seven deadly monsters.  From a bed of nails in St. Paul's Cathedral in London, to riding cows through the rainforests of Brazil, Nelson's journey to find his sister is an adventure he will never forget.  

This quirky British tale was a blast to read.  Nelson's outrageous escapades will have readers laughing out loud.  With a young relatable male protagonist and a large dose of humor this book will appeal to a wide range of readers especially boys.  

EL, MS -ADVISABLE. Gina, Media Specialist

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