Solomon Macaroni and the Cousin Catastrophe
ISBN: 9780702265617
Published: 2022
You've never met a vampire like Solomon Macaroni before - he's friendly, polite and makes a mean tofu bolognese. Understandably, when his parents go on a one-hundred-year cruise without him, Solomon is not impressed. Especially because it means having to stay in creepy Transylvania with his six cousins, who are the rudest and naughtiest vampires in existence. (Well, apart from Lucy. He likes her.) Not even his uncle, Count Dracula, the oldest vampire in the…

Spending the night with ferocious, fearsome, prankster cousins is bad enough, but spend the next 100 years with them?! When Solomon’s parents decide to go on a 100 year cruise without him, of course he would feel miserable. He is only a young boy, how will he survive in the wrath of his 6 cousins? In fact, he does not mind Lucy, she is kind.

Ashleigh Barton wrote a fantastic book with a great plot and I am left blown away by how interesting she made it. This book has a few pictures that come every few chapters. I absolutely love the storyline because it has a part when the vampire kids escape into the wild woods. This part makes me visualise a lot of pictures in my head because Ashleigh Barton used outstanding describing words!

I would rate this enjoyable book a 5/5! I have never liked a book so much – so I think this would be my favourite book from now on.

Reviewed by Aishreen, Brentwood Park Primary School