Saturday, August 31, 2013
Professor Gargoyle by Charles Gilman
Every volume in the Lovecraft Middle School series is fully illustrated and features an original lenticular portrait on the cover. Display them on bookshelves—and then watch the cover characters morph into monsters as you pass by!
Strange things are happening at Lovecraft Middle School. Rats are leaping from lockers. Students are disappearing. The school library is a labyrinth of secret corridors. And the science teacher is acting very, very peculiar. Robert Arthur knew that seventh grade was going to be weird, but this is ridiculous!
With the help of some unlikely new friends, Robert discovers there's more to Lovecraft Middle School than meets the eye. Can he uncover the secrets of the school before it's too late?
Professor Gargoyle is the first book in the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series. It was a great beginning to the series. First of all, I love the cover. I thought it was nifty how the cover changed depending on the angle you look at it. One angle shows Professor Gargoyle as a human, the other shows him as a demon. I enjoyed how the plot was complex and yet it was really fun as well. I finished the book in a little over an hour so it was an easy read. I also liked the illustrations in the book. It helps to bring the characters and the setting to life. My favorite characters were Squeak and Pip the two headed mouse. They gave some comedic relief and were fun to read about. I’ll be starting the next book in the series, The Slither Sisters as soon as I'm done writing this review. I hope that I enjoy it as much as I did Professor Gargoyle.
I give Professor Gargoyle: 5/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, Quirk Books, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.