Monday, 25 March 2013

Professor Gargoyle: Tales From Lovecraft Middle School #1 by Charles Gilman

Received for review
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books (25 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594745919
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594745911
  • Every volume in the Lovecraft Middle School series is fully illustrated and features an original lenticular portrait on the cover. Display them on bookshelves—and then watch the cover characters morph into monsters as you pass by!

    Strange things are happening at Lovecraft Middle School. Rats are leaping from lockers. Students are disappearing. The school library is a labyrinth of secret corridors. And the science teacher is acting very, very peculiar. Robert Arthurt knew that seventh grade was going to be weird, but this is ridiculous!

    With the help of some unlikely new friends, Robert discovers there's more to Lovecraft Middle School than meets the eye. Can he uncover the secrets of the school before it's too late?
Cover: Has to be one of the greatest middle grade covers ever!  The lenticular design is so fun and creepy at the same time.  A cover to really stand out on the shelf.  Will definitely appeal to its middle grade audience.

This book had me hooked from page one.  It wasn't slow to get going at all, and it flowed so well that I just kept turning page after page until I'd devoured the entire book in a single evening.
As I was reading I was reminded of stores by Roald Dahl or Lemony Snicket.
It's such a dark and twisted read that still managed to be fun.
The illustrations were fantastic and have now made me want a two-headed pet rat.  Just saying.
There is action, mystery and suspense on every page.
The perfect monstrous-middle-grade read.
An absolute must read for readers of any age.
5/5 stars!

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