TIA LUGO SPEAKS NO EVIL
Now, Tia is terrified to tell anyone what she’s seen. What if the killer comes after her too? He knows where she lives. Even worse, Tia believes he’s sending her secret messages, reminding her to stay quiet. Desperate to keep herself and her family safe, Tia turns to the last place she ever thought she’d go: her grandmother’s favorite shopping spot, the botánica.
Shannon J, Reviewer
A unique and carefully crafted approach to middle grade suspense, Danette Vigilante’s Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil is warm and authentic and yet frightening and unexpected. Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil is anything but predictable.
Felicia C, Educator
I love the way the author included so much culture and traditional beliefs into her novel. Although I am Italian, I recognized many of the customs, especially those of the very superstitious abuela.
Tia is an excellent protagonist, and although a piece of her innocence is lost from the very beginning, it's great to see her grow and mature with her own values and beliefs.
Jacob R, Reviewer
Another great MG story that had me at hello. I LOVE it when there are a wider range of MG. This MG has so many fingers in different genre: fantasy, thriller, suspense. So much great storytelling in these pages. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Annalyssa B, Reviewer
I loved watching all of the little details in the book come together, the author is amazing at having insignificant details come back in a big way.
Katelyn S, Reviewer
The entire book takes place over three days, but it could have been a whole summer with how well it was written and how invested you become in the characters. It was an all-around great book that totally has a twist you don’t see coming.