>>In 1977, a group of Meddling Kids, & their dog, of course, unmask the culprit of mysterious happenings and become local heroes. So they thought. Fast forward to 1990, and the gang is (mostly) back together, and something is pulling them, forcing them, back to their hometown and the scene of the crime they thought they solved so many years ago. But it quickly become evident that they were wrong. So very wrong. <<CUE THEME SONG!>> jk
This is a fast-paced, and wonderfully weird novel that had me hook, line, and sinker from the prologue! The first two sentences are so creepy-good that they made me wiggle down into the couch a little deeper in anticipation; I just knew it was the beginning of a story like I had never read before. The wit and humor, the twits and turns, are all excellent and the imagery! You could imagine it in technicolor. The whole concept and story of this book is so fresh and so different; it is so exhilarating to read something that you have absolutely no inkling of what is around the next corner! I could not stop talking about book when I had to put it down! This is where I apologize to all of those who heard me squeal in delight about ghosts, goblins, and sorcery non-stop! But, seriously! So Good! Fans of Scooby-Doo, and off-beat humor: this one is for you! (If you haven't figured that out yet!)
From the Blurb: "With raucous humor and brilliantly orchestrated mayhem, Edgar Cantero's Meddling Kids taps into our shared nostalgia for the books and cartoons we grew up with, and delivers an exuberant, eclectic, and highly entertaining celebration of horror, life, friendship, and many-tentacled, interdimensional demon spawn."
I gave this ★★★★☆ on Goodreads. This is a start-to-finish mind-warp, one that I will definitely be revisiting closer to Halloween! Or the next stormy night! Meddling Kids has all the right scares, without being nightmare-inducing or totally lame. It is filled with raw, lovable, real characters that you root for, laugh with, and yell "do not go in there!!" at. This books stands alone and holds its own. Oh, yeah, and a demon spawn, that will guar-on-tee you don't stick your toe in a murky lake, like, ever again. Nope.