The Bigfoot Rebellion

The Bigfoot Paradox Book 2

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
174 Pages
Reviewed on 11/13/2016
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Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite

J.T. Meeks, a 13-year-old outsider in his school, does not subscribe to the popular belief that Bigfoots are creatures to fear. While there are reports that large, hairy beasts are stalking the forests, capturing hikers and hunters, J.T. has a different experience of these non-violent and loving beings. Author Rebecca Coyte presents an intriguing tale in The Bigfoot Rebellion (The Bigfoot Paradox Book 2). Other interesting characters, with varying motivations, are also described. There is Billy Matrix, an eccentric fellow who is relentless in his pursuit of these creatures. Add to the mix a new reality television show, with egocentric, ratings-obsessed Ophelia Everheart. Many other characters round out the cast, as J.T. and others are determined to prove the Sasquatch (the proper name for the Bigfoots) are motivated by good intentions for the earth’s environment.

Although this book is geared towards the juvenile/young adult group, it is enlightening and entertaining for the adult reader too. The author has strong writing skills, tying together many characters, scenes, and both realistic and supernatural elements. She moves between two areas of the country, Tennessee and Washington, as well as from this world to the other world, with great ease. Details are sprinkled throughout the text which add to the mystique and drama of the story. How J.T. is able to navigate between these two worlds is also a very interesting perspective. There are many appealing elements in The Bigfoot Rebellion (The Bigfoot Paradox Book 2) by Rebecca Coyte.

Melissa Tanaka

The Bigfoot Rebellion by Rebecca Coyte is the second book in the Bigfoot Paradox Series. The story focuses on a thirteen-year-old boy named J.T. who lives in a small town in Tennessee. Despite being teased for his affiliation with the Sasquatch Detection and Preservation Cooperative — SDPC for short — and the nickname “Bigfoot Boy,” J.T. remains unaffected because he is the only one who knows the truth: there is a portal to another world located in the woods and it is only open to special people like himself who help the Sasquatch and act as the go-between for the Sasquatch world to the human world. However, the peaceful Sasquatch are in danger, not only due to diminishing natural resources, but also from the wrath of angry humans who seek to harm the gentle giants.

For all those fans of folklore, this one is definitely for you! I’ve always had a love for urban legends, be it the Loch Ness Monster or the Abominable Snowman, and so The Bigfoot Rebellion was right up my alley. Coyte has created an incredible cast of characters including Billy Matrix, a Bigfoot fan turned crazed hunter, Sammy, a young medium, and of course the various Bigfoots. In addition, Coyte truly shines when it comes to building tension in the story with lush language and sensory details. Throughout the adventure, she includes rich descriptions of the characters and the landscapes that they inhabit to make you feel as though you are right alongside them, even at the most terrifying of times.

Jack Magnus

The Bigfoot Rebellion: The Bigfoot Paradox, Book 2 is a contemporary fantasy/science fiction novel for children and young adults written by Rebecca Coyte. J.T. fell asleep again in detention, and he had that same disquieting dream about being chased by a Bigfoot. Just as he threw himself off a cliff to evade the grasp of his pursuer, he woke to the jeers and snickers of his fellow classroom detainees. The kids in school were merciless in their teasing and called him Bigfoot Boy to his face. It had been like that ever since veteran Bigfoot hunter Billy Matrix had invited J.T. to join The Sasquatch Detection and Preservation Cooperative as their local assistant. Their expedition had been a dismal failure, culminating in the accidental death of El Guapo, who was thought to have established a spiritual connection with the Bigfoot. Onion Wood, Tennessee's woods were finally quiet once again, now that Matrix had retreated to his Oregon home and the Cooperative was abandoned, but J.T.'s life had been forever changed. He was now a K-uma, one of the few humans able to enter the portals that spanned the divide between this world and the one inhabited by the Bigfoot. But what could have caused these gentle creatures to start grabbing humans in Washington State? U-ka, a Sasquatch elder, and J.T.'s friend and father-figure, told him he was needed at an important meeting. J.T. hoped that the mystery regarding those renegade Bigfoot would be resolved there.

Rebecca Coyte’s contemporary fantasy/science fiction novel for children and young adults, The Bigfoot Rebellion: The Bigfoot Paradox, Book 2, is a fast-paced and exciting read that will resonate with just about anyone who is concerned about environmental issues. While this is the second book in Coyte’s The Bigfoot Paradox series, she included enough background information to allow me to fully enjoy this novel as a standalone. I particularly enjoyed the parallel world aspect of this story as well as the author’s use of human intermediaries, known as K-uma, who have special gifts that enable them to interact with the Bigfoot race. The Bigfoot Rebellion is well-written, and the plot not only entertains, it also educates the reader on the gravity of the environmental crisis our world is facing and the need for each person to get involved in conserving our limited resources. There’s lively dialogue, compelling characters of all types and sizes, and, oh, yes, there are Bigfoot, lots of them. The Bigfoot Rebellion: The Bigfoot Paradox, Book 2 is most highly recommended.

Elise Towner

The Bigfoot Rebellion by Rebecca Coyte is a very well written work of fiction, or is it? There is the infamous and highly intelligent Umo-ka-ma, aka Sasquatch, who has brought the wisdom of the ancients to humankind. Instead of showing gratitude, a group of Bigfoot hunters band together to capture the Bigfoot and annihilate them. This story reminds me of Planet of the Apes, but with a bit more humor. As a child, I recall the tales, sightings and hunt for the Sasquatch. They seemed like any other species to me - just wanting to be left alone to survive. Did they really die off?

The Bigfoot Rebellion by Rebecca Coyte has a well-developed plot; the author brings her characters to life through vivid narration that takes the reader to a mystical place where telepathy is possible. This book was a joy to read. The character of Ophelia Everheart was easy to connect with and had me literally laughing aloud. Rebecca Coyte has provided an entertaining yet thought provoking novel in The Bigfoot Rebellion, which in her own way is helping to raise the consciousness of those who read it. I particularly liked the idea of starting a campaign to have this book as required reading in every public and private school across the Unites States and then internationally.

The Bigfoot Rebellion will please the senses with its message of love, compassion, and kindness with a twist of suspense, humor, adventure, and so much more. This book is a definite page-turner, an immersive learning experience, and an excellent collector’s edition.