The Mute Button by Ellie Irving

cover48487-mediumHow did I get the book? Netgalley, thank you Corgi Children’s / Random House

Genre: Contemporary

Synopsis: A hilarious new story from the author of BILLIE TEMPLAR’S WAR

How do you make yourself heard in the midst of chaos?

Anthony Button loves his big family, but their noise can drive him crazy.
And with the arrival of a brand-new older brother, it’s worse than ever!

So Ant starts a silent protest to try and get everyone’s attention.
But now he’s pressed the mute button, will he ever find his voice again?

200words (or less) review: The Mute Button begins with Anthony waiting for his family to come for a school presentation, he’s convinced they won’t because of what he did – which is when the book takes you back to the beginning.

Anthony’s family is big and loud and when his father discovers he has another son Anthony feels pushed out. Now there is even less room for him. So after meal at that ends up with Anthony’s father telling him to be quiet, he does just that.

I liked Anthony, he is a lovely narrator. His chaotic family is entertaining. I thought that Ellie Irving made them real. It would have been easy to make them bland and have the focus on just Anthony but I think the reason the book is so endearing is because you end up caring about them all.

The Mute Button was a quick read for me but I enjoyed every bit of it.

I think I’ll need to check out more books by Ellie Irving.

Recommend it?

Absolutely
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