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Karma Fights a Monster by Evan Purcell

Young school going boys are not normally expected to have monster hunting skills, but Karma Tandin is a non-threatening exception. Book 1 of Karma Tandin, Monster Hunter (published by Duckbill ) introduces middle grade readers to a host of delightful characters led by unassuming Karma, his partner in crime Chimmi, the enigmatic Dawa and many more. Karma Fights a Monster by Evan Purcell chronicles this amazing adventure. 

So, Karma Tandin is a monster hunter and the twelve-year-old has fought many different monsters and kept his town safe. But not all monsters are born equal, and some of them could be extremely confusing. When he sees the new school librarian swallowing a frog, he knows something is amiss. But, just because someone is a monster, does not mean they are evil. Or does it? 

Well, no one said that monster hunting was easy… and monster psychology…now that’s a different ball game! But, Karma must play along. The book follows him as he tries to resolve these monstrous issues with the help of Chimmi, his reliably unreliable but ever-faithful friend. In addition, a host of other delightful characters make their presence felt in the book. 

This is a book that takes you on a roller coaster ride. In terms of language it is delightfully funny. Loads of humour packed in and overflowing…not only in situations that arise in the book but in the language as well. And as the young reader chuckles through the chapters, the quick paced turn of events and surprises play their role in adding to the thrill.

Karma is a protagonist that every child can easily identify with. He is not shown to be a superhero of sorts, though he is the famed monster hunter. He is as ‘human’ as any of the readers reading the book. Excellent story, capturing plot and loads of good humour…. Karma Fights a Monster by Evan Purcell is definitely a must-read for children aged 10 upwards. 

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Dhanishta Shah

Dhanishta is a Counselling Psychologist and a freelance writer. She is the Founder of Bookedforlife.