By Gabriela Cafaro ‘22
To begin with, Little Monsters by Kara Thomas is about Kacey being the new girl in Broken Falls and moving in with her father, stepbrother, stepmother and her half-sister. Her life is filled with the ups and downs of living with her fickle stepmother. Everyone is welcoming to Kacey and she enters into a tight new circle with two girls named Bailey and Jade. Which becomes odd when they become distant and suddenly, then Broken Falls doesn’t seem so… responsive. This is how Kacey learns very important lessons when living in Broken Falls and the number one lesson she learns is: when you’re new, don’t be so trusting.
Little Monsters was definitely much more appreciated than the last book Bonnie Bluestockings read!
Our discussion took a hit when Sara Daly, a member of Bonnie Bluestockings, said in the group we’re “digging into holes” and getting rather confused. Additionally, there were a lot of weak parts in the novel as well. For example, the author would mention an idea but then never talk about it again. So, the group was looking over at the sections where some idea was properly expressed and trying to explore what the author meant. However, they didn’t discover anything. The more we overanalyzed, the less we began to enjoy the book.
So yes, we really enjoyed this book and look forward to continuing on this path on reading books by Kara Thomas!