Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Beetle Boy

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When Darkus' dad disappears while working in a museum, Darkus moves in with his uncle.  One daya beetle starts hanging out around him and the weird thing is that the beetle seems to understand and respond to him.  As Darkus starts investigating his father's disappearance and the mysterious beetle he finds out there there is a lot more to the story.  Darkus finds out about old research that his father had been doing with a no famous fashion designer, Lucretia Cutter.  He also finds a mountin of beetles in the house next to his uncle.

With the help of two friends and a lot of beetles, Darkus starts to unravel the mystery of his father's disappearance and the beetles.  

There was some violence in the book and I was a bit taken aback by the neighbors when they kidnapped Darkus.  But, overall I liked the book - action, interesting beetle facts, suspense, and friendship.  The ending sets up for a sequel and there are many loose ends but it was pretty satisfying.

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