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The Monster Hypothesis

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 10th 2019 by Disney-Hyperion
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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.
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
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
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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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
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