Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost by Robin Bennett - Book Tour & Review

Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost

Max and Peregrine are volunteering at an old people’s home, when strange things start to happen: one resident is walking on the ceiling; one is riding their wheelchair through walls; and Reggie says his marmalade is haunted (although no one listens). Can Max and his friends work out what’s happening to protect his family and the local community? Things aren’t looking good - the Marmalade Ghost is turning into a gloopy Godzilla, Max falls out with his (joint) best friend, and then, just when it can’t get any worse, someone kidnaps Max’s cat, Frankenstein... will they meet a sticky end?

Time to ‘Protect and Do Good Stuff!’

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My Review
Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost is the second book in a series, but it was my first book. Because of that, I was unfamiliar with the characters, and I wasn't quite sure about them at first. But the story is a humorous middle-grade read, with plenty of entertaining things going on to keep young readers enthralled. 
Max and Peregrine are ready to Protect and Do Good. They find themselves at a day center for elderly people, and while there, things get really strange. Even Max's cat gets kidnapped while the boys try and solve the mystery of what's going on. 
The book tackles the themes of friendship, working together, and helping others. It's also just utterly amusing and fun to read, for both kids and adults alike. The story is well-written. The plot is engaging. There are illustrations that bring the story to life. And the characters are quite likeable. 
Overall, an enjoyable read, even if you haven't read book one. 
4.5 stars!

Author Bio –

When Robin grew up he thought he wanted to be a cavalry officer until everyone else realised that putting him in charge of a tank was a very bad idea. He then became an assistant gravedigger in London. After that he had a career frantically starting business- es (everything from dog-sitting to cigars, tuition to translation)... until finally settling down to write improbable stories to keep his children from killing each other on long car journeys.

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