Review for SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries #1: Find a Missing Star

Review for SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries #1: Find a Missing Star

Find a Missing Star (SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries #1) by Nickelodeon, Dave Lewman, Francesco Francavilla, Mystery, Children's Books, Spongebob Squarepants, SquidwardA really fun book featuring mystery, humour, and really it just was like I was reading an episode of the show!

I haven’t watched SpongeBob in a while, grown out of it, but I used to really enjoy the show and I watched most of the movies in the cinemas. So when I saw this book was about to release? I needed it! I was curious about the mystery, about how it would be written, if it would really capture SpongeBob.

Well, I can tell you, that it definitely did! As I said in my opening sentence, it really felt like a SpongeBob episode! Pure chaos, lots of fun, SpongeBob being SpongeBob. It was just oodles of fun to read especially since things get even more fun with each new clue. From going to the Krusty Krab to costuming as Pirates to get into a very exclusive Pirate bar to being kidnapped by parents because your fake parrot chatted about treasure tot lots of bubbles to tick tock tick tock and Plankton als makes an appearance. There is just so much to read and I just was having fun trying to figure out the mystery alongside Squidward and SpongeBob. Of course, given how the story went one way and then the next, it wasn’t always easy, but I did have some clues and some suspects.

I loved how dedicated SpongeBob is to finding his friend. At times a bit over the top for me, but I still found it cute that he would go this far. And Squidward is of course roped in the whole thing, thanks Mr. Krabs. I loved that these two even went so far to wear private eye detective outfits to make it all better.

I loved the illustrations in the book and I also loved the little intros into the chapters! Those were fun and really gave it that noir/mystery vibe the book was going for.

The ending was super and really fun and I loved how everything just came together~

I did feel for SpongeBob. I mean, I could understand the police peeps at one level (I mean not everyone can handle a full on SpongeBob), but to make fun of him while he is there? Make rude pictures of him? Nah, that just went too far.

But I haven’t been the biggest of fan of Patrick, and this book definitely didn’t make it better. I mean, when they are looking for evidence in Patrick’s house instead they find A LOT of items from Squidward’s house. Yep. He has been stealing stuff. Then next they go to Squidward’s house and find that Patrick has been there. Eating all the food. Using paintbrushes and other items of Squidward. Ruining his clothes. I mean, what the actual fuck Patrick? It really destroyed my enthusiasm to find Patrick. And that didn’t change as the story continued. Which is just not what you want. Here you have a missing star, you want people to find him. Not hope he stays away.

But other than that and of course the rolls eyes banter/arguments with SpongeBob and Squidward, this was oodles of fun and I definitely hope we are getting more books in this series~

Star rating, 4.5 stars

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