Monty and the Monster by Rhonda Smiley
Monty and the Monster by Rhonda Smiley was an excellent, fun, and family friendly novel. Monty was a very creative and well developed character. His struggle adapting to a new town and having to make new friends is something many individuals can relate to. It was an excellent way to make him seem more realistic and relatable. I had no problem identifying with him and remember having the same issues as a young girl when my family moved.
I also enjoyed how easy the storyline was to follow and how the author really made everything come to life. I also loved the various settings and how descriptive the author was in following Monty into the secret passage at the beginning of the book. I feel this book is appropriate for younger readers as well as older but not younger than maybe 5th or 6th grade level due to the amount of pages and different vocabulary used. I do highly recommend this book since it was a fun read.