FIVE Stars for Elliot And The Goblin War by Jennifer Nielson
I really enjoyed this book.
One of the first things that captivated me was the tone, reminiscent of "Lemony Snicket", with its "Dear Reader" authorial intrusion (which, I love).
The story is about Elliot, a pretty easy-going boy, just minding his own business one Halloween night when what do you suppose happens?
Why, he starts a full-scale war between The Goblins and The Brownies, of course! It wasn't his fault--well, not exactly, he was just trying to help out a really tiny kid who was being chased by some other big kids in really cool Goblin costumes. Hey, how was he supposed to know they were real?
Then, there's a whole bunch of other "unfortunate events", some shenanigans involving curses, a hag, carrots, chocolate cake, and a bully named "Tubs". Before long, the whole Underworld's in an uproar.
Elliot gets crowned 'King' (WHAT? I know, right!), and so, it's kinda his responsibility to fix this big mess.
Trust me, there's not a tween topside who won't enjoy this book.
I very highly recommend it!
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