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The Boxtrolls by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

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 Β 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. Β 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. Β 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. Β 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!