Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Kid Catastrophes Book Review

Book Review of TJ and the Time Stumblers: New Kid Catastrophes by Bill Myers

     Instead of my regular review, my eleven year old daughter will be reviewing instead.  Since this book was written to the tween audience, I think it is only apropos to get a tween critique.
     This book is about a girl who just got into a new school.  She has been an outcast.  Two goofballs from the twenty-third century appear from the future, and help guide her to get through school.  They also are there to lend a hand on issues she (and any kid reading) are going through as present day tweens.  There is a villain in the book, that inevitably becomes the enemy of the main character.  Spoiler Alert: The book ends with the two future visitors going back to where they came from, and with their help the protagonist becomes well known at school with good friends!
    I think the book is full of adventure.  The novel was written toward kids with tween lingo.  The characters are developed very well.  The book is also very funny, making you laugh at loud.  I like how the author expresses the characters, so you get to know them.  I thought that the author should have added Christian viewpoint.  God was not mentioned, but the story was clean with nothing immoral.  Overall, it's a fun and quick read for kids. 

(I received this book free from Tyndale Media as part of their blogging program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.")

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