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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good Book Review

Updated: Sep 25, 2023

Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good cover

Title: Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good

Author: Louie Stowell

Age Range: 7+

Publisher: Walker Books

Published: 2022

When Loki, the Norse God of Mischief plays one too many tricks, he is sent to live on Earth as an 11-year-old boy by Odin. There he is faced with a choice. He can either do good and mend his ways or he faces eternal torture involving snakes. And he only has a month to do it. He must track his daily progress in a magical diary which corrects him if he tells lies and deducts virtue points from his score should he do something wrong. Oh, and he starts at -3,000. Tough break. Worst of all, he has to put up with Thor who poses as his brother to keep an eye on him.

Being good is difficult for Loki and he fails miserably at it. Even when he makes an effort, it seems he always says or does the wrong thing. The question is, can he get it right? Can he do enough good to reverse his score and get Odin to allow him back into Asgard?

Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good is a great laugh from beginning to end. Whether we are seeing Loki grapple with his conscience and all the different, new emotions he is experiencing or his interaction with his “family”, we are entertained throughout. This is a fantastic tale of guilt, friendship, family and loyalty and the illustrations are sure to be loved by children of all ages.

Favourite bits:

· The magical diary…it has some of the biggest laughs in the book.

· Loki trying and failing miserably to do the right thing with hilarious consequences!

Overall Rating: 9 Frost Giants🥶

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