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Welcome to Bohring-home to 453 people, 2,053 alligators, and one monster curse.

Correction: home to 454 people, now that Kick Winter is living in the swamp Hollows with her Grandma Missouri, the town (fake) psychic. Bohring is anything but boring for Kick who has already blown a hole through the kitchen floor, befriended a chicken-eating gator, and discovered that the
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 10th 2019 by Disney-Hyperion
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JenLovesBooks
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a short, but jam packed read, with many characters to make Bohring more than what its name might insinuate. This place is anything but boring. And, that’s the beauty of a unique place like Bohring and the people that fill it. Which, you would think with the small amount of people in it, there wouldn’t be much to create any sort of disunity, but there enters the magic of “the curse” and all it means for Kick and everyone involved.

“Anyway,’ her uncle added, hoisting the bags of groceries
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Romily Bernard
Dec 12, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
12/12/2017 Okay, so I haven't technically read the whole thing because I haven't written the whole thing, but seeing this on my author shelf made me giggle so I had to chime in. Really excited for this one, y'all. Haven't loved a heroine this hard since...well, probably ever.
Paige Green
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received this book from Disney. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Author: Romily Bernard

Book Series: Standalone so far

Rating: 5/5

Publication Date: December 10, 2019

Genre: MG Mystery

Recommended Age: 10+ (science and mystery! Some scary moments with missing kids)

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Pages: 304

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Synopsis: Welcome to Bohring-home to 453 people, 2,053 alligators, and one monster curse.

Correction: home to 454 people, now that Kick Winter is living in the swamp Hollows with
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Olivia
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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THE MONSTER HYPOTHESIS is a really fun middle grade investigative mystery. Kick is living with her grandmother, a fake psychic who has taught her how to trick people, while her parents, who are scientists, are off doing important things. Kick is a little anxious about starting the new school and wants to be a scientist herself. When she starts school and encounters some mean girls, she ends up telling her classmates that she is a
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Michelle
The Monster Hypothesis is a middle grade mystery by author Romily Bernard. I really enjoyed this book. I don't read many middle grade stories anymore, and the ones that I do I am very picky with. This one pleasantly pleased me. It was fun, interactive and engaging. I think this would be an excellent book for younger readers to pick up as they move into the middle grade age group, and I think the story is well done enough that it will capture and hold the attention of older readers as well. Based ...more
Deirdre Hottinger
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Monster Hypothesis is a story with something to appeal both to kids and the parents who read to them: monsters, swamps, STEM, curses, a fake psychic, a pet alligator, glowing slime and explosions. The engaging plot moves fast, and the heroine is a likable, well developed, real kid. One who can’t leave a mystery unsolved, and who understands what it means to be the new, smart kid who just doesn’t fit in. Every kid will relate to Kick’s longing to be part of a group and every parent will ...more
Em Jay
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This was such a fun ride! THE MONSTER HYPOTHESIS follows our heroine, Kick, as she tries to prove a monstrous curse is nothing but a hoax - whilst avoiding becoming a target at her new school.

Without a doubt, the strongest part of this book was the VOICE. It's hilarious and whip-smart, never 'dumbing down' for a middle grade audience. Kick has just the right amount of rule-breaking slyness, combined with the more familiar yearnings of fitting in. I adored her. I also adored her relationship to
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Sam Kuntz
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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What I Loved: The main character Kick is EVERYTHING! She is adorable and funny and full of energy and smarts! I loved her adventure and was so glad she was written the way she was. She is the perfect example of being who you really are.

How I Felt: The Monster Hypothesis has such a fun story that had me so interested in the story. The main character, Kick is into science and I really loved how that was woven into the story. We always need more science in our children’s lives and this book makes
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Nay Denise
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC for review.

This was a fun little mystery/suspense read. I loved the scientific aspect to this story. I felt like I was back in a chemistry class -- it was awesome. The writing was good, the characters were all unique, the pacing was great.

Kick is the new girl in Bohring. She lives in the swamps with her grandmother, the infamous psychic and she's trying to fit in. Kick was such an awesome character for me. She was determined to prove that everything had a scientific explanation.
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Heidi | Paper Safari Book Blog
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
loved this book from the very beginning. I was immediately sucked into Kicks world where anything can be an experiment, her grandmother is a fake psychic and in trying to find new friends she decides to use her grandmothers teachings to claim her psychic abilities.

Now the whole town scared of a 100 year old curse that would turn all the children in the town into Monsters may be coming true and the Mayor and the kids all look to Kick and her Grandmother to help break the curse.

This is a fast
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Emily
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this—everything from the swampy Southern atmosphere to the character names to the surprise (to me; it may even have been stated elsewhere) that it turned out to be a small-town mystery involving bioluminescence and other STEAM-y things. It had echoes of a higher-tech, more sophisticated Scooby-Doo, and slighter echoes of Three Times Lucky (Southern, mysterious, relationship between Kick and the adults in her life, unconventional names—but without TTL’s humor). Kirkus’s review ...more
Lenoire
Dec 24, 2019 rated it liked it

The town of Bohring is home to more alligators than people. It is also the hometown of a monster curse where kids turn into monsters. Kick Winter is living in the Hollows swamp with her fake psychic grandmother Missouri. Kick is having a hard time making new friends and finding the space to do her scientific experiments.


Kick recently discovered that the town's curse of turning kids into monsters is happening. The townspeople are worried but, Kick knows there has to be a scientific explanation
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Meaghan Hurn
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always get excited when I get to review a book that both I and my 12-year-old son can enjoy together. The story was super fun and upbeat, made all the more engaging by hearing his reactions, out-crys, and laughter!

Kick is living with her grandmother, a fake psychic who has taught her how to trick people, while her parents, who are scientists, are off doing important things. The grandmother was my favorite character, I always love a good weirdo, and Kick was a clear favorite for my kiddo. I
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Allyson
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great read for upper elementary. Ultimate message I feel is believe in yourself.
Lalaknits
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cute middle grade mystery set in a small swampy town that seems too have way too many scientists.
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