The Deadly 7

the-deadly-7Written by Garth Jennings

Nelson is an eleven-year-old boy with very few friends. His sixteen-year-old sister Celeste is away on a trip to Spain and has gone missing after an explosion while on a boat ride with her tour group. Nelson is sent off to stay with his crazy Uncle Pogo, who has a wooden leg , while they search for Celeste. Uncle Pogo is working on St. Paul’s Cathedral and has Nelson helping him when Nelson falls onto a strange machine. The machine extracts monsters from within Nelson known as the 7 deadly sins. These monsters, which remind me of little minions can only be seen by Nelson and help him through an adventure to find his missing sister. Each creature has a bad or embarrassing habit but they work together in a fun and comical way to save Nelson and his sister. I loved the monster characters and the crazy Uncle Pogo. This story was extremely entertaining and full of surprises. If you like mystery and adventure you will love this book!

Review by Tamara Hatch, Bennion Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

The Deadly 7
Written by Garth Jennings
Farrar Straus Giroux
344 pages
Release Date: April 5, 2016 (USA)
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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