Monday, July 13, 2015

Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus

These trolls are not like the ones that live under the bridge in fairy tales.  These are many different shapes, all of them have different talents and, just like humans, there are good ones and bad ones.  Jim thinks the monster that stole his Uncle years ago is bad, but he has a lot to learn...

Disney-Hyperion and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published tomorrow.

Jim and his friend Tubby hate gymnastics.  (I did, too.)  They aren't good competitors.  They aren't in the best physical shape, but they are good friends.  Even if that means that Jim gets bullied too for standing up for Tubby, he does it.  That's a good friend to have.  And Jim is going to need his friend to get through his mission alive.

This book is geared towards boys.  There's puke, excrement, snot, and more featured in the underground world the trolls live in.  When they kidnap Jim, he thinks he's going to end up dead like his Uncle.  What he never expected was to find his Uncle there, alive, suspended in time.  He never grew any older.  But he's turned into a warrior...

It seems the baddest of the bad trolls is returning.  His Uncle, two trolls, and the nephew are going to have to beat him.  Tubby demands to come along.  This turns into an all out war with monsters swarming the school, everyone trying to fight back and his crush, Claire being all over the trolls with he and Tubby.  The odds are not good and not everyone survives, but it's a magnificent troll/human fight with some good trolls on the human side.  

All I have to say is be careful about the monsters under the bed...

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