This is the second in the series about two characters called Muddle and Win and the young girl called Sally Jones that they are meant to ‘look after’. However Muddle is a devil and Win is an angel, although looking more like a member of the SAS. Add to this the fact that Sally is the most level headed and sensible person and the scene is set for some entertaining conflict.
In this story a team of Cupids are sent to try and make Sally less of a problem to both heaven and hell, by making her fall in love. Luckily, the arrow hits her sister, who then get a crush on the most popular boy in school, but this leads to all sorts of problems. So Muddle and Win undertake a dangerous mission to heaven, to retrieve a lead arrow, which will reverse the effect of the previous one.
This is a wonderful little book. I will admit to loving the first in the series and this second does not fail to deliver. The characters are funny, anarchic and definitely loveable; mainly because they like Sally and are not very good at getting her to do things against her will. The book is aimed at top primary, but it must be noted that there are a couple of words that might give offence to some parents, on one occasion a character shouts ‘You BASTARD’. Given some of the books that this age group read, I do not envisage many problems, but awareness is needed.
The wit and humour in this book are great and I would really recommend this to young people who like a good deep plot, dry humour and description that really brings the scenes alive. I am looking forward to the next.