long, long time ago, in England, every city or town had a monster. one was Tentaculor, and another one was Rayburn. monster attacks are a source of pride for the cities. Rayburn was the monster of Stoker-on-Avon. but he had a major depression problem, so the city was short on tourism and money. one man, called Wilkie, was ordered to go up to the monster’s cave to find a solution for the monster’s depression problem by the town fathers. while doing that, he ended up going on a road trip with Timmy (who hid in Wilkie’s suitcase) and Rayburn (the monster) to Rayburn’s friend, Tentaculor, who was the monster of Billingwood. while there, they found out that the reason that every city had a monster was not only for tourism, but also to get protection from the murk, a monster who was created from graveyard dirt and fed on fear. now that Rayburn left his town, the murk was heading for it. they head towards Stoker-on-Avon as fast as they can, but it was too late…
Timmy is my favorite character in this book. he’s fun, funny and brave, the exception being when he got turned into a mushroom (you’ll find out why in the book!) he stowed away in Wilkie’s suitcase to go on this journey, and even though he is an orphan and homeless, but he still managed to get a job as a newspaper boy.
i once read a book when a boy had a depression problem, so his mom and dad took him on a road trip. it connects to Monster on the Hill by the point that Wilkie, Timmy and Rayburn went on a road trip to cure Rayburn’s depression problems.
so, that was my review of Monster on the Hill, hope you liked it!