Friday, August 22, 2014

The Amazing Wilmer Dooley: A Mumpley Middle School Mystery by Fowler DeWitt, Rodolfo Montalvo (Illustrated by)

Going to the science fair will be great!  At least Wilmer thought so.  Imagine how he feels when he sees the run down hotel and all his friends get weird...

Atheneum Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 26th, so watch for a copy then.

This is an outrageous story about middle schoolers.  We have the class bully, the eternal optimist, the pessimist, and every other type of student plus a teacher everyone hates.  Well, almost everybody.  The bully gets along with her fine.

Most of the students have spent months working on their projects hoping to win the grand prize.  Cladius (the bully) has brought his cousin Vlad, and they are working on some sort of awful exhibit.  They're having way too much fun putting it together and hiding it and snickering.  What could it be?

The kids are turning into zombies, seemingly losing their minds and being non-responsive.  What's causing that? It gets even worse when they get taken into the woods at night and have to find their own way to the hotel in the middle of nowhere.

While this is a silly story, it's a great adventure and will make those reading it laugh.  No one will be bored by this tale.

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