Little Bigfoot, Big City (The Littlest Bigfoot)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes the second book in the “smartly crafted” (BCCB) and “heartwarming” (School Library Journal) trilogy about friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong.

Twelve-year-old Alice Mayfair has a secret. She’s not human. But who—or what—is she? While Alice goes in search of her past, her best friend Millie Maximus, a tiny Bigfoot with a big voice, prepares for her future. Together they plan to sneak off to New York City, where Millie hopes to audition for The Next Stage, the TV show she’s sure will rocket her to stardom and free her from the suffocating expectations of her tribe.

Meanwhile Jeremy Bigelow’s Bigfoot research has put him on the radar of a shadowy government organization led by a mysterious man named Trip Carruthers. The Bigfoots have something, a chemical so powerful and dangerous that the government will do anything to obtain it. And Jeremy is tasked with securing it once and for all.

In an unexpected twist of fate, Jeremy, Alice, and Millie find themselves facing off at a crossroads. But in order to determine where they’re going, they have to first figure out where they come from—and draw the line between what is good, what is evil, and what it means to be a hero.

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on October 31, 2017 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1481470779
ISBN-13: 9781481470773
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  • wolfdog
    wolfdogSunday, June 7, 2020 at 2:53 pm44 stars
    I finally got around to read this book! It's a beautiful story and it's totally original. There's many surprises in this book, most being totally unpredictable which gives the story a nice edge. This story is told from the perspective of 3 major characters. Alice, Millie, and Jeremy. My favorite character by far in this story was Millie. Millie has big dreams—like singing. Unfortunately though, her fearful and strict tribe forbids Millie to go out into the "No-Fur" world in fear that the "No-Furs" will hunt down the Yares (aka bigfoots)! But eventually, Millie's curiosity and courage gets the best of her and she attempts to audition for The Next Stage, a talent show. Millie faces challenges to achieve her dream, with the help of someone you might not expect! Alice has always struggled with her self-esteem and making friends. Alice eventually comes to the conclusion that she MUST be half Bigfoot. So Alice embarks on a quest with Jeremy and Jo to find out if there's more than meets the eye. Was Alice adopted? Why doesn't Alice have any fur? And most importantly, WHY is Mrs. Merriweather working for the Department of Offical Inquiry? Overall, Alice was a great character, unfortunately for me she became flat and boring after she figured she "lost" her best friend, Millie, to her nemesis. It was just constant "woe is me" and got annoying after awhile. Jeremy, if you've read the first book, is super interested in bigfoots. He works with Jo to help prove to the public if bigfoots are real. Jeremy's massive discovery concluded that Alice is NOT human. This is a major part in the Series, since it kickstarts the story. Jeremy, Alice, and Jo constantly stumble upon clues. But one day, Jeremy meets a strange man who works for the Department of Offical Inquiry who is interested in bigfoots. Jeremy becomes rightfully suspicious, but nevertheless works with the man and tries to lie to him to keep the DOI off Alice's tracks. To wrap up this insanely long review, I would give the story 4.5/5 stars. I loved the majority of the book, and I hope the author will continue the trilogy. However, I felt like the author was sometimes making fun of slender woman, saying they're too weak (the author has struggled w/ herself so I figured she was projecting her opinions into the story). I also felt like Alice was way overdone. The author also tried to convey a message that I felt was unnecessary. But maybe you'll see past this and give this wonderful book a try. :)
    • reader2009
      reader2009Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 9:03 pm55 stars
      This is an amazing book! I loved reading it and I could not put it down. This book touched my heart in a way I will never forget. I cannot wait to read the second book!!!!!
      • auntieb
        auntiebFriday, June 29, 2018 at 2:01 pm55 stars
        Little Bigfoot, Big City is such a good continuation of The Littlest Bigfoot! I absolutely love this series and I cannot wait for the third AND FINAL book in the series I love how you find out about Alice's background! Such a good book!
        • Bob the guyWednesday, June 6, 2018 at 8:17 am
          • sonica
            sonicaThursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:42 pm44 stars
            What an interesting and cute story! It reminds me of Thumbelina, except this book as a modern kind of genre (making it different from Thumbelina). Hope this book is in the libraries, because it appears to be an amazing book! :D