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Her big sister bosses her around; her mom makes her dog-sit Mr. Boots, the family's well-dressed Chihuahua; and she's convinced a strange and squishy swamp creature that lives down at the lake is eating high school kids.

When no one believes her, Arlie and her best friend, Ty (yes, he's a boy, and no, he's not her boyfriend), set out with Mr. Boots to stop the creature themselves — because if they don't, half the school is going to end up as lakeside hors d'oeuvres!


In her debut novel--the first in a new series--Ecton, a writer for NPR's popular quiz show "Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!," combines horror, humor, and a classic middle-grade story into one hilarious tale for young readers.

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Jennmarie68, March 12, 2010 (view all comments by Jennmarie68)
Boots and Pieces is a childrens book about two kids, Arlie and Ty, who are learning more about the recent disappearances of kids in their town than they wished they knew. What's worse is no one believes them. As the prom on Lake Heather gets closer it becomes evident that the disappearances are caused by something not human. In order to try and be school heros Ty and Arlie, and Mr. Boots the chihuahua, try to save prom, and all their fellow school-mates.

This book was very well written. I'm not a big fan of kids books anymore I have to say that I did like this one. It had a good plot, and the character development was better than many adult novels I've read. The story is action packed and leaves you guessing till the very end. It's part of a series so there wasn't much in the way of resolution. I probably won't be picking up the rest of these, but if you're looking for something for your children to read I'd say this is a good one to go with. I did have one issue though, towards the end of the book the word pissed is in there. For a kids book I didn't think it was appropriate, but I guess depending on the age of the kid reading it, it's not that bad of a word.
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Ecton, Emily
Humorous Stories
Horror & Ghost Stories
Family - Siblings
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Mystery and detective stories
Middle school students.
Children s humor
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from 3 up to 7
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7.62 x 5.12 in 5.705 oz
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"Synopsis" by , In her debut novel--the first in a new series--Ecton, a writer for NPR's popular quiz show "Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!," combines horror, humor, and a classic middle-grade story into one hilarious tale for young readers.
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