This story is about an orphan named Eggs who has been taken in by boxtrolls when he was a baby. Boxtrolls sleep during the day, collect bits and bobs and from the streets of Cheesebridge during the night to build their gadgets, and eat bugs. The boxtrolls are disappearing each night and Eggs must get to the bottom of it. Can Eggs and his new human friend Winnie save his family and defeat the evil boxtroll exterminator Snatcher? They will find out a lot about themselves and the character of the people they think they know the best.
I originally picked up this book because it is based on the new movie, which I now cannot wait for! This book has very loveable characters, an evil villain you love to hate, and wonderful life lessons hidden in the pages. Most of the action happens in the last half of the book, so if you are having a hard time getting into this story, stick with it. Its worth it!
This novel and movie are based on a book called Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow. I have not read it yet, but I’m very excited to check it out!
Take a look at the movie trailer for The Boxtrolls!