by Ben Horton
Random House. Junior/Young Adult. Paperback rrp $17.95
Cameron tries to return home only to find his own family think he is a monster and the eminent Dr Fry is the pride of the community, generously arranging a memorial to the dead students. The Monster Republic must decide whether to escape while they can or turn and make a stand.
The plot line is predictable but that doesn’t detract from the story. There’s action aplenty and graphic novel pages included to whet the visual appetite.
Monster Republic is an excellent choice for boys 10 – 14 who like games first and reading second. The cover is guaranteed to attract their attention away from the screen and encourage them to turn the first page.