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Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite
Beneath Windom Castle: A Tale of Bopping Zombies is a preteen story by JoAnn Flammer. Princess Tai, Noah, Reggie, Willie and Ariel spend the day at an amusement park in Windom, but armed soldiers arrive in trucks and abduct most of the children at the park. Willie and Ariel manage to escape from a truck and meet Fitz, a boy who hid in the Dreadful Dragon Cave. Fitz tells them that the soldiers turn the children into bopping zombies and make them work in the diamond mine located beneath Windom Castle. He leads them into the mine where soldiers give Tai and other captives special Z headbands to wear before disappearing in a Z booth. They wonder if Princess Tai’s scheming uncle is the ringleader of this horrible crime. Willie devises a rescue plan using magic, but he is only an apprentice wizard with limited powers and hopes it is strong enough to work.
Beneath Windom Castle: A Tale of Bopping Zombies is an exciting little mystery for preteens. This short, fast-paced book is entertaining and I think JoAnn Flammer is a terrific storyteller. The main characters are interesting ones, but I also like how the author introduces others into the story, which has good dialogue and adequate humour. It is obvious from the writing that JoAnn Flammer spent quality time creating the exciting action-filled plot, which caught my attention with its appealing beginning. The suspense gradually builds up and the ending is a nice one. Preteens will enjoy reading this book.