Review – Vetman and his Bionic Animal Clan by Noel Fitzpatrick
This was a standard middle grade tale of children going on adventures without parental knowledge and saving the day.
We had the sad: bereavement, resilience: children struggling but being strong because kids are great at doing that and the rub: dastardly villain and a nefarious scheme to take their mind of the current situation. The children get to focus their minds, attention, and abilities on a pressing concern and whilst working through that insurmountable problem, eventually work through personal challenges.
The Focus Was On
It’s to be expected given the author’s interests, that what stood out naturally was the strong focus on animals and the environment. And concurrently doing the right thing because it was the right thing to do and because you’re a good person at heart. The themes weren’t subtle, likewise the characters; predictable in their motivations and delivery.
Vetman as a character and the first book in what presumably in a series missed the mark for me. However that doesn’t mean it won’t be a thrilling read for its target audience.
My thanks to NetGalley and publishers for a digital copy of this book in return for an honest review
2 Stars - It Was Okay