Feb 22, 2012
Review ~ KritterKreep by J. D. Gordon
Andy Biggs new life in the "burbs" is about to take a turn for the worse. An uninvited guest has moved into the stately old Victorian home he shares with his mom, new stepdad and baby sister. This weird little demon in a zoot suit has nothing but mischief on its mind and threatens to destroy Andy's home, school life and even his sanity. And when Andy enlists the aid of a pretty girl with a mysterious past, his whole world turns upside down in a battle of good vs. evil against the dreaded "Kritterkreep."
I found KritterKreep to be a very strange book. It was creepy in some parts, and might be a good story for middle grade to preteen kids. I didn't really care for it and found it hard to keep reading. Although the story was written pretty well, I just couldn't get into the story and my love a details was constantly being challenged. There were several parts where I found myself rereading parts to figure out what was going on.
I would not suggest this book for younger readers as there is quite a bit of scary stuff in it. At one point the main character is put in a mental ward of the hospital because he tells his parents what is going on. I just feel the theme of this book would be better for older kids 13 and up. If I had to rate this on a 1 to 5 scale, I'd probably give it a 3.
Although I personally did not like this book, I always recommend my readers try a book for themselves. All reviews are my personal opinion, and my likes will differ from other people's.
About the Author:
Author Jimmy Gordon.
Firefighter and paramedic-turned-author Jimmy (J.D.) Gordon was born and raised in Chicago where he developed a taste for the finer things that the Windy City has to offer - pan pizza, live blues and the Cubs.
Jimmy dropped into the world of literature, literally. After falling off a train and breaking his knee Jimmy had to spend quite a bit of time recuperating. While visiting the firehouse his peers asked what he planned to with all that time away. This when Jimmy said the words that he now claims to have changed his life. "I should write a book."
Join Jimmy as he chronicles the exciting adventures of his characters and his journey as a "hot" multi-genre author emerging on today's publishing scene.
Look for his other books: Dartboard, and Carribean Calling
* I received a free print copy of this book for my review. All my reviews are my honest, personal opinion. For more info, see my Policy & Disclosure page.
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