The circus is in town, and Mick Bogerman has a fail-proof plan to sneak inside the adults-only Macabre Pavilion. But there’s something weird about the A. Linville & Purnima Bros. Circus this year. Angry parents and crying kids exit early by the carload. Maybe it’s the clowns. Yes, they wear the standard stark-white faces and red bulbous noses, but underneath their painThe circus is in town, and Mick Bogerman has a fail-proof plan to sneak inside the adults-only Macabre Pavilion. But there’s something weird about the A. Linville & Purnima Bros. Circus this year. Angry parents and crying kids exit early by the carload. Maybe it’s the clowns. Yes, they wear the standard stark-white faces and red bulbous noses, but underneath their painted smiles, there’s something not quite right. What's more, after the full moon rises . . . they howl.When Mick and his friends rescue a caged boy from the clown’s clutches they set off a series of disasters that threaten their entire neighborhood. Can Mick become the leader his neighbors need and protect them from the pack of hungry predators infiltrating their town?...
|Title||:||How to Protect Your Neighborhood from Circus Werewolves|
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How to Protect Your Neighborhood from Circus Werewolves Reviews
This review can also be found hereWhen I was contacted by the publisher to review this book I was crazy excited to because I have read and reviewed the first three books in the series and absolutely loved them. This book was no different and to be perfectly honest this book has been my favorite so far.It was great to see that Mick, Finley and their friends were up to their usual shenanigans and back to dealing with paranormal stuff in their little town. These kids have a lot of street smarts and can really handle themselves in any situation. Which is a good thing when you have werewolves hunting you down and threatening your town.The action was great in this one I felt like so much happened and the book never once got dull. I love how all of the characters seem to be getting closer and helping each other out. That cliff hanger though why would you do that to me? I really want to know what is going to happen with Savannah in the next book!If you haven't picked up this series yet I highly recommend it. It's great if you have kids or even if you're just a big kid at heart. These books are great fun and have enough action to keep adults entertained as well.I received a copy of this book for review purposes this has in no way effected my views on this book and all opinions expressed are my own.
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a BookMan, I am really loving this series! It’s just so exciting and fun! And seeing as how we’re dealing with kids in a super dangerous situation, it’s also kind of insane (but in a good way)! I honestly cannot believe they went up against these crazy werewolves. It was dangerous AF, but they somehow managed to work together and take them on to save one of their own.The thing is, the Bogerman brothers are really street smart! Finely in particular shone in this one, in my opinion. He really showed that he could be a great leader. I’m so proud :’)We also got a little more insight into the ever-elusive Uncle George. Something I very much enjoyed since he was always an enigma to me. And boy do we get quite a surprise. You will never guess...But he was not the only interesting character in this book. That’s what I love about this series--all the diverse characters, each unique in their own way with something to bring to the table. Take Booger Face, his little talent will come in real handy ;)Let’s talk about the werewolves for a bit, ‘cause I loved the mythos on them! How someone can turn into a werewolf, and how they are affected by the full moon, it was very creative and interesting! They also talked about two different kinds of werewolves, and I just loved the reasoning behind how they were intertwined. This was definitely on of my favorite aspects of the book!How to Protect Your Neighborhood from Circus Werewolves was a quick, easy read with a ton of action and humor right from the start! Definitely felt like this one had higher stakes, which made it that much more interesting. Young readers will love this!
I received a copy of this title from the author for review.Ten Second Synopsis:Mick and Finley are excited to go the circus until they hear reports of some very toothy clowns. After making a decision to help someone, the mystery of the clowns is revealed and the boys find themselves in a very hairy situation.This fourth Slug Pie story features fast-paced adventure, escaping death by the skin of one's teeth and improvised werewolf deflecting weaponry. It's no secret that I love the originality of this series as well as the salt-of-the-earth narration from Mick Bogerman himself. There are no frills to Mick - he's a boyish boy with a strong sense of justice, a stronger sense of humour and a fierce protective streak for his younger brother Finley. In this offering, Mick, Finley and their friends are excited to visit the circus, as they do every year, but are also wary of the reports they've been hearing about clowns that are far scarier than clowns have any right to be. After the boys make a split-second decision to rescue a boy trapped in the "freak show" tent, they discover that they will now have the opportunity to see the clowns up close and personal. The best thing about this series is that it is evolving with every book. In this book a collection of Mick's friends are integral to the action, and Mick and Finley's globe-trotting Uncle George makes an important (and life-saving!) appearance. The addition of so many extra characters gave the story a fresh energy, and as each of the characters is a bit quirky and unusual, the group of friends has quite a collection of unexpected skills and resources to hand, which is lucky when terrifying monsters seem to pop up around every corner. This book, like the others, is a reasonably quick read and the clever pacing means that there is no time to sit on one's hands, as the action unfolds so quickly. I'd highly recommend this one, especially to male readers of middle grade age
We are proud to announce that HOW TO PROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD FROM CIRCUS WEREWOLVES by Mick Bogerman is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Disclaimer: I received an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.I absolutely love this series, and this one might be my favorite so far. Each one builds on the story, and the more crazy stuff Mick and Finley get into, the more interesting their lives (and everyone's around them) become. This time, there are werewolves to contend with, and it takes the whole group to protect the town. We meet a ton of new characters, hang out with some regulars, and (finally!) learn more about Uncle George than I ever could've dreamed up on my own.Can't wait to see what the boys have to go up against next!5 stars
Mick Bogerman, both the author’s penname and the main character in the series, brings us another installment of his middle grade series, this time featuring circus werewolves. The first thing to draw me into the writing was the fantastic voice the author maintains, mostly through a slang-like writing, attempting to imitate the speaking style of a 12-year-old. While some readers may be put off by the slang-y style, it worked really well for the book, primarily because it was used sparingly and didn’t take away from the story. Once accents become difficult to understand, it makes it difficult to even enjoy the story, but the author handled it nicely, and it helped cement that 12-year-old authenticity. Overall, the writing was very thin, but not lacking in any way. How To Protect Your Neighbourhood from Circus Werewolves is a middle grade book aimed at the lower age-range, and so it doesn’t waste time with long descriptions or lack of action. It is excellent for the reading level and would be a great first book for kids stepping into chapter books. It is full of adventure that keeps the reader engaged from the beginning to the end. There were a couple points where the lack of description or explanation had me a tad confused, but they were minor and didn’t take me away from the story. I especially loved that the book read as a perfect standalone; obviously adding to and a part of a larger series, but still a self-contained story that doesn’t require numerous “Last Time…” explanations. The story itself was rich with adventure, friendship, and tension that would be perfect for any young reader. It was fun, but also was layered in with a lot of heart. As well as tackling werewolves, Mick also tackles things like what it means to be a leader, family conflicts, as well as other meaningful moments throughout. (I was especially fond of Padraig’s issues with the insult of “Dog Boy,” in contrast to how Booger Face not only accepted his name, but owned his identity.) I could not recommend this book, and the rest of the series, more to anyone with young readers. I can totally see many kids falling in love with the author’s creative reimagining of creatures, as well as the heartfelt and delightful cast of characters.All in all, 4/5 stars. A riveting adventure and a delightfully creative approach to werewolves.
I received a giveaways copy from Goodreads and will give it to my 11-year old nephew. He will love it! A very fun book that I would have loved to read as an elementary schooler. It reminded me a little of the book The Lancelot Closes at Five by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (copyright 1976) and also of my beloved McGurk Mysteries by E. W. Hildick. The same kind of good times. I do wish that there had been girls in the "gang" to vary up the action a bit and to add a different perspective. There are girls mentioned in the book but they appear to be away for Spring Break.Definitely recommend this book!