By Mike Gasaway
53 pages – ages 8+
Published on Mar 15, 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
Mikey didn’t want to go to school. He would have rather stayed in bed and finished his dream about clobbering some huge evil snakes, but his mom got him up and told him it was time for his first day of school. Mikey was always homeschooled… until now. His mom got a job and Mikey is forced to go to school with all the other kids… ER, monkeys. Did I mention Mikey is a monkey and he lives in a world where all the monkeys act pretty much like humans? Mikey also is a vampire. Can Mikey survive his first day at school surrounded by kids who think he’s weird?
I kind of laughed when I got this book…vampire monkey, that’s pretty funny. After I read the book (which has some very funny parts), I thought, “Is that it?” I think the plot idea of the book and the Mikey character are really good but I was totally confused by this book. The story starts off with Mikey having a dream and then waking up having to go to school. There weren’t any details about the monkey world Mikey lives in or any mention that he is a vampire except he doesn’t like sunlight and garlic and he eats blood fruit. The story ends before Mikey’s first day of school is over. It kind of felt like I jumped into a story that I missed the beginning to. Even though there are other books in the series, I think there should have been more of an ending. I do think this book would make a great comic or a really good book (because I do like the plot idea) if it had more parts to it to really tell about who Mikey is.
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