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I needed to have read the first book really
on 4 May 2015
This is the second of a series, of which the first book, Here Be Monsters, has been made into a film called The Box Trolls. The second book carries on from the first book with all the same characters, albeit a different story. You do though, I think, need to have more information about those characters and what went before in order to make proper sense of this next adventure. There are little snippets throughout the book that allude to what happened previously, but not enough for you to fully 'get it'. As such I found this rather frustrating and I don't know how a child reader would cope with that at all.
Having said that, it is a rollicking adventure with plenty of surreal and funny moments which mean that it is fun and easy to read.