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Pure Dead Trouble Book Review

Pure Dead Trouble Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Get the review of the latest Pure Dead book by Debi Gliori, Pure Dead Trouble.

Title: Pure Dead Trouble
Author: Debi Gliori
Ages: 9+
Rating: 4


Get ready for the spookiest holiday of the year by digging into a scary tale by Debi Gliori! Check out our review of her latest book in the Pure Dead series.


Trouble At The Mansion

Pure Dead Trouble is the fourth book in Debi Gliori's Pure Dead series, which follows the wild adventures of Titus, Pandora and the rest of the Strega-Borgia family - including their odd collection of crocodiles, [kwlink]spiders[/kwlink] and monsters. In Pure Dead Trouble, the Strega-Boria family returns from a vacation in Italy to find their faithful butler, Latch, comatose on the front step, reeking of sulphur. Mrs. McLachlan realizes that Latch's condition is an omen of much more and much worse trouble to come. Unfortunately, Titus and Pandora are too distracted by their own problems to realize what trouble lies ahead. Pandora is too busy flirting with the mysterious replacement butler, while Titus is obsessed with uncovering the truth behind a massive biotechnology company with some very shady business interests.


Pure Suspense, Pure Laughs

Pure Dead Trouble is packed with suspense, gross humor and pure insanity - all the ingredients of a perfect story. The Strega-Boria family is like nothing else you've ever read about and you'll quickly find yourself getting caught up in their zany and bizarre way of life. What other family has a pet crocodile and a witch for a nanny? There's also plenty of gross and disgusting stuff, such as piles of dragon poop, that make the Pure Dead series a seriously fun and exciting read.


The Bottom Line

Pure Dead Trouble is a real page-turner, packed with sinister plots, magical spells and important lessons about being loyal to your family and pet crocodiles. If you haven't read all the previous books in this series, it may take you awhile to keep track of all the different characters - but in the end, all the zany plotlines and creatures eventually connect together. Pure Dead Trouble is a great book to read around Halloween, or whenever you feel like reading something that's a little off the wall.


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Gustpaw padded up to his mentor, Darkfur. "Can we go hunting, Darkfur?" He asked his mentor. "Now?" He asked in disbelief. "We just got back from dawn patrol, and training right after!" He said. Gustpaw didn't care, he was full of energy. "Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease, Darkfur?" He pleaded to the dark brown warrior. "Oh, go catch a bird!" Darkfur spat and walked off. So he did.    The next day after hunting, Gustpaw asked Darkfur if they could go and train with the other apprentices. "No, I'm tired from hunting and dawn patrol this morning," he said, sleepily. "Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease, Darkfur?" He whined to the broad-shouldered tabby. "Go catch a bird, apprentice," he said and stumbled to the Warriors' den. So he did.   The next day after training, Gustpaw asked Darkfur if they could go on evening patrol. "No way! The way you hunted earlier was horrible! A deaf rabbit could have heard you!" He scolded. Gustpaw flattened his silver ears. "May I please try hunting again?" He asked politely. "Later," his mentor said. "Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease, Darkfur?" He pleaded desperately with sorrow in his eyes. "Go and catch a bird, you scrap of fur!" Darkfur ordered, angrily. So he did and didn't come back.    The next day after Darkfur returned from hunting, he went to the Apprentices' den. "Has anyone seen Gustpaw?" He asked, not seeing his fluffy, light gray apprentice in the den. "I haven't seen him," Berrypaw said, her dappled tortoiseshell pelt glowed from the sunlight between the branches of the gorse bush. "Neither have I." Oakpaw answered him. "Me either..." Sparrowpaw replied. "I hope he's okay!" Featherpaw burst out. "Huh?" Darkfur asked as Berrypaw padded over to comfort Featherpaw. "Gustpaw will be okay," she reassured Featherpaw. Featherpaw just scuffled her gray paw on the ground. "C'mon, he's strong, brave, swift, smart, and loyal. He'll be fine and he'll return eventually." Berrypaw reminded her. "I hope so," she replied. Suddenly, her eyes burned with a new fire. "We have to find him!" She said loudly. "I'll find him if it's then last thing I do!"   Search parties searched every little bit of ThunderClan territory, but they hadn't found Gustpaw.   At the Gathering, ThunderClan's leader, Gingerstar, asked the other leaders if they had seen Gustpaw. "RiverClan hasn't, right?" Ripplestar asked his Clan. They shook their heads. "Redstar?" She asked the ShadowClan leader. "Haven't seen him," Redstar answered as ThunderClan started to worry. Featherpaw started up at the leaders on the rock, praying to StarClan that WindClan saw him. Gingerstar asked WindClan's leader. "I'm sorry, Gingerstar, but we haven't seen him." Hawkstar answered. Featherpaw stared up in disbelief. "Gustpaw!" She yowled in sorrow. "He can't go, he can't! I refuse to believe he's gone, he has to be somewhere! Oh Gustpaw, oh Gustpaw! StarClan, why?" She wailed like a queen who's kit has died. Darkfur leaned over to Leapfoot, Featherpaw's mentor. "What's wrong with her? I suppose it is sad that we lost Gustpaw, but why is she making such a big fuss over one apprentice?" He asked her. Leapfoot looked at him like he asked her if hedgehogs could fly. "You honestly haven't noticed yet?" She asked him with a mrrow of laughter. Darkfur tilted his head, clearly unaware of what Leapfur's talking about. "You stupid furball!" She said playfully. "Featherpaw has been into Gustpaw for moons!" She said, getting more serious. "I bet her heart feels broken." She says and quietly adds "Like mine." She said, talking about Drizzlepelt, her mate who died in battle with RiverClan. She stood frozen in place, staring up at Silverpelt. The moon made her sand-colored pelt glow, but Darkfur knew she didn't feel as radiant as she looked right now. He looked at her and then to her apprentice, both staring up,at Silverpelt, both lost their mates. Suddenly, realization hit him like a thorn in his pad. I caused both, Drizzlepelt and Gustpaw's deaths...   Once back at camp, Darkfur went to his nest in the Warriors' den. He laid down and closed his eyes. He had provoked RiverClan by chasing a rabbit over the border, accidentally which killed Drizzlepelt. And he had been a piece of pure fox dung to Gustpaw which chased him away, probably into StarClan. He had caused both their deaths and their mates didn't know it. He sighed and lay there with his eyes open, staring into nothing.   At moonhigh, Darkfur wriggled silently out of the Warriors' den and exited camp through patch of gorse near the nursery. He ran out of the ravine (yes, this is in the forest) and ran through the trees. He was running the direction of RiverClan. Once there, he pelted along the borderline until he reached The Gorge. "I don't deserve the respect ThunderClan gives me. Leapfoot and Featherpaw dot deserve to be broke-hearted. Drizzlepelt and Gustpaw didn't deserve to die." He paused. "But I do." And jumped into The Gorge.
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