Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil de Danette Vigilante

de Danette Vigilante - Género: English
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Tia Lugo has a deadly secret.

Tia Lugo considers herself an ordinary thirteen-year-old girl. She just wants to enjoy the end of summer, which means hanging out with her best friend and neighbor, Julius, and ignoring her Puerto Rican grandmother's embarrassing reliance on creepy candles, weird-smelling herb bundles, and eerie statues—all available for sale at the nearby botanica. But when Tia witnesses a murder late one night from her bedroom window, everything changes in an instant.

Now, Tia is terrified to tell anyone what she's seen. What if the killer comes after her too? He knows where she lives. Even worse, Tia believes he's sending her secret messages, reminding her to stay quiet. Desperate to keep herself and her family safe, Tia turns to the last place she ever thought she'd go: her grandmother's favorite shopping spot, the botanica.

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This is a Middle Grade Mystery/Suspense. This book is all about a girl seeing something she should not have see, and she is afraid to tell her parents and the police. This book is well written and the characters are so well developed. I felt the storyline was really good, and I feel that this is how some young kids would act. There is some small twists in this book, but I guess the twists before they where revealed. I do not think kids would not have guess the twist. I feel this is a good middle grade book for any kid that loves mystery or suspense in there books. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Jolly Fish Press) or author (Danette Vigilante) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that. arc-copy kindle-books middle-grade ...more15 s Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews756 146

Disclaimer : I received e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

This was interesting Middle Grade mystery that revolved around Tia witnessing a murder that changed her life and filled with paranoia.

The story was about friendship, family, honesty, trust, fear, belief, hope, not letting fear control you, courage, and love.

Writing was lucid, fast paced and atmospheric with apprehension and fear character felt.

Tia was interesting character. She had asthma and author represented kid with asthma really well. her development was really late in the book. And yet I d how she realised keeping things in and letting fear rule herself and her life wasn’t going to keep her or her family safe.

Tia and her family were Latinx who believed in botanica and all spiritual things. It was important aspect of the story.

I d the message in the book about burden of carrying secret, not letting fear rule you, and strength one need to have courage and face the problem are there within everyone without need of spiritual things.

Why 3.4 or 4 stars -

I was little disappointed with main character. It was frustrating after certain points in the story. I felt there was too much focus or Tia’s paranoia making the story a little melodramatic.

Overall, Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil was unique and enjoyable middle grade mystery with well written cultural aspect.

You will enjoy this if you ,
Latinx culture
middle grade murder mystery
good message for young readers
Atmospheric plotline

Full Review - https://booksteacup.com/2021/0...8 s Belles Middle Grade Library861

Wowza! This was absolutely fantastic!! I was so creeped out! Loved it! The suspense is next level with this book. What always makes things scarier for me, are real life horrors-things that can actually, happen & do. senseless killings. This is definitely a darker Upper MG, obviously-Tia witnesses a murder, & the murderer sees her, & all the terror that follows that. She is so scared for those she loves, she keeps this secret held inside thinking to protect them with her silence, & it’s slowly breaking her. Her soul can’t bear the weight of it. She feels terror, guilt, worry, anxiety-everything no kid should have to go through.

She makes a great point how we take our safety for granted. For most people, that’s so true. But life can change in the blink of an eye, & sometimes in a horrible way. You can’t give evil people that power over you though. They are taking your life in a sense by doing that. You have to take the power back, & find the magic inside of you. It made me sad to see the botanical, & those that shopped there shamed. Even if you don’t believe in it, if it gives a person hope & doesn’t hurt anybody-who cares? I call those little evils-don’t do that to people, or make people feel that about what they believe, or anything really.

I read this basically in 2 sittings-such a fast paced thriller mystery. & when I say the suspense & danger reached its peak, & I couldn’t put it down-I MEAN IT REACHED ITS PEAK! Lol I was about to FALL OFF the edge of my seat! I was so engrossed it was crazy. I was late cooking dinner!
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