Tween Title: Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen by Merrill Wyatt

Hiya everyone, it’s Sarah!

I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review at BEA. I have always had great luck with Jimmy Patterson Presents, even though it hurts a bit to get on the James Patterson machine. I expected to read a supernatural novel, but this book is more realistic than the cover made me believe.



Ernestine lives at an artist commune with her mother, stepfather and stepbrother. Something bad happened to Ernestine in the past, so she is preparing for the apocalypse and trying to raise zombies. After Ernestine’s first attempt, she notices a mysterious figure darting around her house and some has broken into the commune. Soon, catastrophes befall the owner of the commune, Mrs. MacGillicudi. Ernestine thinks that someone in the commune and zombies have deadly intentions and she is determined to solve the mystery. Even though her stepbrother is a complete scaredy cat, Ernestine is determined to work together to save Mrs. MacGillicudi.


This was a cutesy mystery book with funny pieces throughout. There are character aspects that do remind me of classic books like Harriet the Spy. I wasn’t completely interested in the story, but I can certainly see myself recommending this book to readers and that they will enjoy this book.



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