Sunday, 19 January 2014

Teacher's Pest (Lovecraft Middle School #3) by Charles Gilman

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books (7 May 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594746141 

“Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons—Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun!”
—Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

DON'T BE FOOLED by his friendly smile, his perfect manners, or his shiny red apple. Student council president Howard Mergler is actually a sinister bug-monster in disguise—and he's summoning swarms of roaches, wasps, fleas, and head lice into the corridors of Lovecraft Middle School! Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur is the only student who can stop him--but he'll need help from his best friends: the school bully, the school ghost, and an extremely courageous two-headed rat.

This third novel in the Lovecraft Middle School series begins right where Professor Gargoyle and The Slither Sisters ended—with more action, more adventure, and more outrageous monsters!

Cover:  The covers for this series are amazing.  A great blend of creepy and just plain cool.  Currently the only series I have that have these holographic/transitioning cover designs that definitely appeal to the targeted middle grade audience.

I really enjoy this series.
This third installment is just as good as the first two books.
A really nice, fast paced, interesting read- chock-a-block with creepiness, adventure and humour.
Book one saw a Garoyle professor, book two gave us serpent sisters and book 3 gave us a giant insect taking over the body of the student body president, trying to build up a giant bug army.
This book is definitely creepier if you have a distinct fear of critters, but even then, it's nothing too scary, as after all, this is a middle grade series.
As always, the illustrations are wonderful!

This is such a fun series, that I highly recommend for all middle grade fans, or those looking to give it a try.
5/5 stars.

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