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5+ stars for Atticus Everheart, Fifth Grade Tutor and Monster Hunter? by @CherieColyer #middlegrade

Title: Atticus Everheart, Fifth Grade Tutor and Monster Hunter?

Author: C.L. Colyer

Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy

Book Blurb:

Nothing frightens Atticus Everheart more than monsters, thanks to his older brothers, who often threaten to feed him to the beastly creatures.

Fearing that’s what they will do if he doesn’t replace the book he accidentally ruined, he takes a job tutoring a boy in his neighborhood.

Although nervous about the job, Atticus soon discovers there’s a lot more in store for him than teaching. Never in a trillion years would he have imagined he’d be hiding from monsters, working with ghosts, or searching for werewolves and witches. He’s not brave, and he has no plans to change.

Until he’s forced to.

My Review:

In a jam, Atticus takes a tutoring job, not realizing he’d be surrounded by things that typically scare him.

I love a good old-fashioned fantasy adventure, kudos if the author throws in odd characters, funny dialogue, and a mystery. In this book, you have a typical kid dealing with an odd yet humorous situation. The result is a hilarious piece of fiction I read in one sitting.

The plot is peppered with kid-friendly dialogue and situations. The story moves quickly. The conflict propels the story.

The characters, though, are what make this a classic monster read for kids. Atticus has many flaws, but his heart is in the right place. His fear of monsters takes him right into the one place where monsters reside. There’s a full cast of characters and each one is such fun to read.

The writing is clean, appealing to kids, and funny. The descriptive narration pulls the reader into the story. I got sucked in right away.

If you love quirky fantasy adventures, you’ll want to read this book.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

C.L. Colyer found her love for writing in first grade when her class was sent to the library and asked to find a book for their first book report. While she doesn’t still have this book report, she’s very proud to say she got an A on it. Her favorite thing about the book was that it had no words. That’s right, not one! That gave her the freedom to interpret the pictures in any way she wanted and write her own story.

This sparked her love for writing essays. It wasn’t until she was an adult that she sat down and penned her first novel. This story has a special place in her heart because it’s the story that helped her discover her passion for writing. She has since written several books, many of which may never see the light of day, but all of which helped her learn to combine her passion for writing with her fascination with all things mythical. You’ll find examples of this in her novels.

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1 Comment

Jan Sikes
Jan Sikes
Nov 07, 2022

It's great to see Cherie's new book featured today! Congrats, Cherie, and thank you Mrs. N!

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