Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Title: Meddling Kids
Author: Edgar Cantero
Published: 2017
Call Number:  af/Cantero

If you grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons, this title is sure to ring a bell.  It is an homage to the Scooby-Doo style mystery, only the "meddling kids" are all grown up now.  The story is full of sly pop culture references and has a great storyline too.  There is horror mixed with hilarity as the group of young adults return to their childhood roots--the Blyton Summer Detective Club.  This time around, the supernatural isn't make-believe, it's real.  The novel also explores the effect that childhood trauma can have on people as they try to navigate adulthood, and how the memories of youth can become distorted.  Catnero has a unique writing style and a voice that is thoroughly enjoyable.  Jinkies! Give this book a try!

Annette B.
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