Milo Speck, Accidental Agent by Linda Urban

23719427When magic came to Milo Speck, it came in the form of a sock.

“Figures,” said Milo.

So begins Milo’s adventure in Ogregon, a place populated with hungry ogres, dino-sized turkeys, kidnapped kids, and—Dad? What’s Milo’s regular-old salesman father doing in Ogregon?

I have mixed feeling about Milo Speck, Accidental Agent. On the one hand, being a small kid in a world with massively large ogres is a great metaphor for kids trying to find their place in the adult world. I like how Milo is an average kid but his willingness to try is what saves him and other kids in the end. I also LOVE the dino-sized turkeys, for me they stole the show. That being said, I have issue with Tuck, a fellow female human also trapped in Ogregon. Her stereotypical bossy female persona is a disappointment and a letdown. If Urban can create awesome dino-sized turkeys then I think she could write a character with a little more depth than Tuck. I am hopeful that this is rectified in the next book in the series.

Milo Speck, Accidental Agent comes out September 1, 2015.

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