Billy Bobble and the Witch Hunt by RS Mellette #KidReview
Posted by brriske
For Billy Bobble and his best friend Suzy Quinofski, it’s hard enough to be thirteen and in high school without having to fight evil at every turn, but it’s even harder to do that while they try to get their memory back after a magic spell cast by a villainous physics teacher. Even without their memories, Billy and Suzy know something is not right. Their textbooks have been changed, their parents aren’t acting right, their teachers are afraid, and Billy and Suzy are in each other’s dreams. But when their history teacher is fired during class for answering a question from one of those dreams, Billy and Suzy get their memories back. Soon they realize that evil has been unleashed upon the human race, and only the two of them, their friends, and their families can stop it.
It has been a year since Billy made a magic wand and he and Suzy saved humanity from evil, were congratulated by the President, and received scholarships for a very prestigious school. I must say I was impressed by the way Suzy and Billy spoke to the President. It was as if he was your everyday guy. I just couldn’t help but giggle a little at that part. Well, back to the story. Now both kids are 13 years old and starting high school. It certainly is difficult enough to go through high school without the extra pressure of saving humanity, once again. However, things are even more difficult this time. I mean, how can you save humanity when you don’t even know it is in danger because you lost your memories. It is amazing how the author manages to make this very unrealistic scenarios so credible and enjoyable at the same time. Honestly, I was totally imagining every scene of the book and even switched places with Suzy every now and then. I really believe the readers will be doing the same too.
My favorite part of the book was the start. In the first book, we got to see Suzy being questioned about Billy’s disappearance by a police officer. Now, we get to see Billy being questioned about a psychiatrist. I must say I was really shocked when he was told he was beating a teacher. I know, some might think it doesn’t sound appropriate for children. However, I believe it is a good way to show the kids about good and bad choices and the repercussions of their actions on a safe environment. Besides, the confusion and amnesia of Billy just spark your curiosity even more. At least that is what happened to me.
As I said, evil is back and our two favorite kids are the only hope of humanity, once again. I totally loved how they managed to involve school with the source of evil at some point because, after all, some kids see it as that way. It would be a good lesson for them to see Billy and Suzy conquer it with flying colors. In my point of view, it was quite inspiring. I highly recommend this book for primary and secondary school kids. However, I believe this book is one even teens and adults would enjoy.
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