Hello everybody! Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for Milton the Megastar, by reviewing the book. Onto the post!
I have to admit I didn’t quite get round to trying Milton the Mighty when it was released last year, but when this sequel landed in the postbox I had a really good time meeting Milton and his friends. This book sees Milton, his spider friends Ralph and Audrey and their human friend Zoe and her family travel to Hawaii, where a spider species on the verge of extinction, a volcano on the verge of erupting and Milton’s increasingly big ego due to his newfound celebrity status make sure it’s not really the fun trip they had hoped for. The characters in this were all lovely, and one of my favourite things about them was that they’re always there for their friends, even though they’re all dealing with their own problems as well. My particular favourites were Zoe, who is struggling with her emotions around her dad’s new partner Greta and who I felt so, so sorry for, and Mini, who is an incredibly sweet moneypenny spider who is a newcomer to Milton’s friend group. I also really liked the Hawaiian setting; it would serve as a great introduction to the island’s culture for the intended age group for the book and it really made me want to go there and experience it for myself. The other really great thing about this book is that it works some really important messages into the narrative, such as taking care of our planet and how to use social media for good and treating others with kindness. Overall, this was a really nice read and I’d definitely recommend it if you enjoy younger middle grade! 4/5
Have you read this/Milton the Mighty? Are you planning to? I’d love to hear in the comments! Amy x