Thursday, December 21, 2017

Guest Book Review: Little Bigfoot, Big City

By E.Z. Amster

**May contain spoilers for The Littlest Bigfoot**

Twelve-year-old Alice Mayfair has a secret. She’s not human. But who—or what—is she? While Alice goes in search of her past, her best friend Millie Maximus, a tiny Bigfoot with a big voice, prepares for her future. Together they plan to sneak off to New York City, where Millie hopes to audition for
The Next Stage, the TV show she’s sure will rocket her to stardom and free her from the suffocating expectations of her tribe.

Meanwhile Jeremy Bigelow’s Bigfoot research has put him on the radar of a shadowy government organization led by a mysterious man named Trip Carruthers. The Bigfoots have something, a chemical so powerful and dangerous that the government will do anything to obtain it. And Jeremy is tasked with securing it once and for all.

In an unexpected twist of fate, Jeremy, Alice, and Millie find themselves facing off at a crossroads. But in order to determine where they’re going, they have to first figure out where they come from—and draw the line between what is good, what is evil, and what it means to be a hero
. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

Jennifer Weiner has put a commemorating sequel to The Littlest Bigfoot (reviewed here) our radar. Her new book, Little Bigfoot, Big City, tells the beginnings of Millie's adventures to fame. Millie is a child Bigfoot who wants to be in the human--or "no-fur," as they call them--world. This book reveals the secrets people hide from even those closest to them, and how no one can trust each other once they've found their true identities.

Alice journeys more to find out where she really belongs. Millie really inspires me to chase your dreams, but you have to be careful to hold on to those dearest to you. This book deserves five big stars for the wonderful motivations driving the characters to do what they do. I really love the ending when new ideas and adventures just begin building again.

A strong topic addressed in this book is friendship because Millie and Alice have to hold on tight to each other to keep their bond with one another. Little Bigfoot, Big City circles around a theme: Never get carried away with your surroundings or you lose the things dearest to you. People who are interested in fame and mystery would find this book appealing to them. I would love to thank Jennifer Weiner for bringing back her beloved tale.

E.Z. is Melissa Amster's older son. He enjoys musical theater, reading, cooking, playing clarinet, and drawing pictures. He is currently in sixth grade and loving it! E.Z. lives at home with his parents and younger brother and sister.


Janine said...

Great review! Your following in your mom's footsteps with fantastic writing skills. And, you even made me want to read a book that I normally wouldn't have even picked up.

susieqlaw said...

Great review, E.Z.! Sounds like a great book!

Dianna said...

I wish I'd checked out this post earlier. Today I had to send some book requests to our school librarian, and we definitely need this one for the kids!

The Book Sage said...

E.Z., you're learning from the very best. Good review, bud.