Aug 202014
 

Hott Synopsis:

Luca thought he knew everything about his family until the day when an uncle, Alistair, he didn’t know about shows up on the doorstep.

That’s the day when Luca’s world begins to change. The day that he starts believing in secrets, ghosts, kelpies, mermaids, and time travel.

That’s the day when Luca and his sister, Valentina, join their uncle’s pest removal business. The pest removal business that’s for the paranormal pests.

Will they be able to stay alive and fix the family problems brewing beneath the surface?

Hott Review:

This book was so much fun! I loved how the true point of the business was just helping people and their ‘pests’ live happily. It was a tremendous book about accepting others as they are and managed to toss in a great message to bullies and the bullied.
Though it’s best read by a middle-grader I think many younger minds will enjoy this as well – they just may need help with some of the words.

Overall – this is a must read!

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Author: Daniela Sacerdoti
Source: Floris Books via Netgalley
Grade: B+
Ages: 10-13
Setting: Scotland

Author Bio:

Daniela Sacerdoti is a mother and a writer. Born in Naples, but brought up in a small village in the Italian Alps, she lives near Glasgow with her husband and sons. She steals time to write when everyone has gone to bed, or before they wake up. She’s a Primary teacher, but she chose to be at home with her children. She loves being with her boys, reading anything she can get her hands on and chatting with her girlfriends. But she also adores being on her own, free to daydream and make up stories.

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