The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless by Ahmet Zappa

Posted January 6, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

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The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless by Ahmet ZappaThe Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless by Ahmet Zappa
Published by Random House on July 25th 2006
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Middle Grade
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover
Source: Owned
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four-stars

Beware! Only those who are McFearlessly brave may read from the pages of these monstrous memoirs. Crack open the “creature-skin” cover—if you dare—and enter themonsterminating world of 11-year-old Minerva McFearless, her brother Max, and their mysterious coyote friend, Mr. Devilstone, as they battle the evil army of the king of all monsters—the dreaded Zarmaglorg! This one-of-a-kind novel features full-color illustrations throughout and offers “scientific” data on all the terrifying things that go bump in the night, as well as recipes for keeping the bloodthirsty beasts at bay. First-time author Ahmet Zappa delivers a horrifying and hysterical tale that will be sure to bewitch readers of all ages.

Main Points
Writing Style:
The writing was simple but also fun. It made it easy to identify with Minerva even though she was childish a lot of the time. 
Plot:
This was a really exciting story. It had just the right amount of detail for kinds, and the descriptions of the monsters- in guidebook form- were a great touch. The plot itself was kinda dark and there were a lot of really gross parts in the book, but the kind that would really appeal to young boys. A few things worked out too nicely but a few things didn’t work out at all so it balanced out. As a matter of fact it ended on a cliffhanger and I don’t think there is a sequel, but as it was a kid’s book I wasn’t too disappointed (and I don’t think I was when I read it as a kid either). All in all this was just a really cute enjoyable book.
Good vs. Bad
Good:
  • writing
  • plot
  • characters
Less than perfect:
  • ending
Bottom Line
I really enjoyed this fun, exciting book. It’s perfect for kids- everything from the plot to the writing. It ends on a cliffhanger but it’s not too disappointing. Would I read more by this author? Yes. Would I recommend this to others? Totally. 

About Ahmet Zappa

Ahmet Zappa is an American writer, producer, and publisher.

Rating
Plot
four-stars
Characters
four-stars
Writing
four-half-stars
Setting
four-stars
Cover
four-stars
Overall: four-stars
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