THE BIGFOOT FILES, by Lindsay Eagar, Candlewick Press


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From the author of Hour of the Bees comes another captivating story that deftly blurs the line between reality and magic — and will leave you wondering What if?

The Loch Ness Monster. The Frogman. Bigfoot. Twelve-year-old Miranda Cho used to believe in it all, used to love poring over every strange footprint, every stray hair, everything that proved that the world was full of wonders. But that was before her mother’s obsession with monsters cost Miranda her friends and her perfect school record, before Miranda found the stack of unopened bills and notices of foreclosure in the silverware drawer. Now the fact that her mom’s a cryptozoologist doesn’t seem wonderful — it’s embarrassing and irresponsible, and it could cost them everything. So Miranda agrees to go on one last creature hunt, determined to use all her scientific know-how to prove to her mother, once and for all, that Bigfoot isn’t real. Then her mom will have no choice but to grow up and get a real job — one that will pay the mortgage and allow Miranda to attend the leadership camp of her dreams. But when the trip goes horribly awry, will it be Miranda who’s forced to question everything she believes?

Out September 2018

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

If you believe in fairies–clap your hands!

If you believe in bigfoot–stomp your feet!

Okay, okay… I did both 🙂

We all want to believe in magical creatures, mysterious monsters and lore, like bigfoot.

So when I saw this book on the for new publications, I had to have it!

This author has an incredible talent in weaving a tale, drawing in the reader, and making it all seem possible just by using words.  You will want to believe by the time you’re done reading.

In this story, there’s a twelve year old girl who must be the parent since her mother is lost in fantasy land. Craving a normal life from the one her mother provides, she is determined to show her mother that bigfoot does not exist.  However, this trip turns out to be more than what she bargained for.

This is the story of Miranda, her faltering relationship with her mother, a young girl dealing with adult problems, a mother who isn’t being a parent to her, all the while trying to hang onto her own childhood.

The author takes you on an emotional and magical journey with a beautiful writing style and author voice.  Fantastic read, I enjoyed this one immensely!

I gave this book:

5-star

 

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