Saturday, May 4, 2013

Twerp by Mark Goldblatt

This is an excellent book for boys.  It was entertaining for me but I know boys will totally relate to Twerp and his troubles.  He's just a young man growing up and some decisions he makes have ramifications he never saw coming.  Everybody is young once and does stuff like this.  I could empathize with him and enjoyed watching him mature as the school year comes to a close.

Random House Children's Books and Net Galley allowed me to download an ebook of this story for review (thank you).  It will be published at the end of this month, so make a note to pick up a copy then.

This has the drama and trauma of middle school life in it.  Twerp agrees to write a journal about his life and what happened in a bullying incident so he can get out of his Shakespeare class.  He has no idea how much writing it down will influence his thought process and make him really think about what he's done.  We get glimpses of his life in total as he chats about his best friend from childhood who isn't speaking to him right now and how it was only supposed to be a joke but the joke failed miserably and how he bad he feels now that he's had time to think it over.  There's humor, guilt, and redemption all built into this story.

I enjoyed reading about Twerp and think most middle grade readers will too.  Why not give a read and see just what Twerp did...

Happy reading.   

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