This was a really well written book. The characters were awesome, and believable, the storyline moved fast without any weird plot holes or jumping around. It was easy to understand and follow. And while the ending was not what I was hoping for, it wrapped everything up very nicely. Perfect for a fourth to fifth grader boy, in my opinion. And a fantastic summer read.
Now the other side, my girls did not enjoy it. After the first chapter my two little ones opted not to read any more. While my oldest did finish the book, it won’t be one that she will be re-reading. **SPOILER** Tink did love the talking cat, though. She thought that he was quite funny, and loved his very nonchalant attitude. She was not a fan of the amount of the book that takes place in the sewer. She kept asking me, “Why would boys go down there? Eeww.”
Back of the Book
Summer vacation is almost here! And Pea O’Neil is stoked to try out the new local BMX track which is finally open. He and his gang of friends can ride all summer long!
But when Pea tries a back flip, he unwittingly opens a portal to another dimension and hordes of flying mutant zombie rats are unleashed upon the city. With the help of an otherworldly talking cat sent to help prevent the demise of humankind, Pea and his friends must hunt down the hungry mutants and send them back before the portal closes.
But when the zombie rats attack a neighbor man, the boys have to enlist the help of a graveyard looney and the city’s stray cats. With time running out, Pea and his gang track the monsters to the city’s sewer system. But in the city sewer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it’s eat…or get eaten.
If you have boys, I think that this would be a good read for them. However, those with girly girls (like my three), you might want to keep looking. Do your little ones read books that are gender specific or do you stick with neutral type books? Would your girls like a book like this? Let me know your thoughts.