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Jack Templar Monster Hunter

Jack Templar Monster Hunter

Spring 2013 Fiction
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Author: Jeff Gunhus
Publisher: Seven Guns Press
ISBN: 9780988425903
Hardcover Price: $10.95
Review:

Jack Smith wakes up on the morning before his 14th birthday to a number of strange things. He's faster, stronger, and Aunt Sophie is crying a lot. On his way to school he runs into a creepy guy with vampire teeth and an ominous message, and before the day is out Mrs. Fitcher, the principal, morphs into a hideous creature with giant bat wings. After a few detours on the way home, Jack arrives to a backyard full of zombies, a houseful of harpies, and oh, by the way, Aunt Sophie is a wolf.

Luckily, accomplished monster hunter Eva shows up to clue Jack in on his true identity and teach him how to fight—something he needs to learn quickly since Ren Lucre, the most evil monster in the world, can't wait to kill him. And that's just the beginning.

An average kid—not too nerdy, not too cool—with wingmen Will and T-Rex and a habit of acting goofy around girls, Jack is an extremely charming hero. Jeff Gunhus writes this fantastical story in a way that's completely believable, and fun. This is the first book in what looks to be a rollicking series.

Teresa DiFalco   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Teresa DiFalco is an award-winning ghostwriter, writer, and mother in Vancouver, Washington. She's been a contributing editor for Parents' Choice for over ten years. She's a strong speller, a menace at badminton, and makes a decent soufflé.

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