Saturday, March 24, 2012

Brendan Buckley's Sixth-Grade Experiment by Sundee T Frazier

Middle school is confusing.  Brendan has a girl that likes him, his best male friend isn't his friend anymore, and he's got a lot of anger towards his dad.  How's he going to make it better?  How's he even going to survive it?

Delacorte Press sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can purchase a copy at your local bookstore now.

The author does a good job of presenting life as it is.  Everyone in the family is busy, sometimes tempers run short, and as Brendan feels his way through life there are ups and downs.

The sixth grade experiment Brendan and his partner come up with is hilarious.  So it what happens to it later.  Young readers will really enjoy the cow poop part, I'm sure.

Brendan and his father have some issues to work out and the author does a nice job of handling that peaceably.  With a little family help, good friends and a willingness to work through problems,  Brendan is doing just fine in sixth grade.

Happy reading.

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