Milton the Megastar: a whole load of fun with a brilliant message!
“Milton’s superstardom is stressing him out: the events, the glamour, the adoring fans! Secretly, Zoe, Audrey and Ralph think he’s turned into … well … a bit of a diva. So when Dad and Greta plan a trip to Hawaii, Zoe knows she has to take her best spider pals along for the ride: they all need a break. But with a live volcano, an endangered spider species, an unscrupulous entrepreneur and Milton’s ego to contend with, this is hardly a holiday…”
I read Milton the Mighty last year (the first book in this series) and I really really enjoyed it. It actually made me (and this is going to sound really a bit bonkers) SLIGHTLY LESS afraid of spiders because ever time I see one I think of all the brilliant information in the first book! When I heard there was going to be a second one, I was over the moon!
Milton the Megastar continues on from where Milton the Mighty finished off. Milton has saved a lot of spiders and has become a bit of a celebrity in the insect word. He’s got fan mail, interviews, photoshoots and all of those kind of things that he’s really busy and doesn’t seem to have much time for his friends. When he realises that he’s a bit overwhelmed, he starts to feel a bit sad and shuts himself off from his friends. Luckily, a new friend comes along and saves the day… telling Milton it’s OK to ask for help sometimes.
While all this is going on, Zoe (Milton’s human friend) is dealing with some of her own stuff: exams, stresses about Dad’s new lady, worries about fitting in with her life and her #NotScaredofSpiders campaign. Dad decides they need to go on holiday to Hawaii. When they get there though, things start to go wrong and the plan to just have a relaxing week in Hawaii seems to unravel. What ensues is a great story full of fun and adventure!
Just like the first book, I really enjoyed how much fun this is! It’s always great seeing the world from someone else’s perspective (even when that other perspective is a spider ha!). Seeing the story unravel through both Zoe and Milton’s perspectives were great. They are brilliant main characters. They both fight for what they know is right and they both make mistakes, but know when it’s important to say sorry. Mini was a gorgeous new addition to the characters – she’s full of fun and adventure! Plus, I think she’s a great friend to Milton when he’s being a bit of a diva.
Reading this during lockdown did make me very envious of their amazing holiday in Hawaii. I mean, they have to deal with Bradley O’Hair (Billionaire who is DETERMINED to rid Hawaii of the forest and therefore the spiders because he HATES insects). They have all sorts of fun with helicopter rides, free drinks, swimming pool fun and all of those wonderful holiday things! I can’t wait to go on holiday.
These books are great because they talk about how important it is to be kind to the environment, the importance of being honest with your feelings and how working together can really be the best thing in the world! Milton and Zoe learn a few lessons about themselves and the world in this book and I think that’s great! Plus, we get to see them working together again to try to save just a little chunk of the world.
My Goodreads review:
|I love how these books talk about the importance of being kind to the environment is. Milton and Zoe are brilliant main characters and I love that she goes through showing so many emotions in this book! I’d love to go to Hawaii, but maybe not with spiders! This was a whole lot of fun and these books might have made me a little bit less scared of spiders…|
A massive thank you to the publishers, Chicken House, for inviting me to be on this blog tour! I really enjoyed spending some time reading all about Milton and Zoe’s adventures again!
Have you ever been to Hawaii?
What’s your opinion on spiders?
Where do you want to go on holiday once this is all over?
Jump on over to the rest of the stops on the blog tour in the next few days! It promises to be a lot of fun!