Monday, November 3, 2014
Humorous realistic Fiction for teenage boys
By: Andrew Smith
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction
Audiobook: 8 discs (9 hours 52 minutes)
3 out of 5
This book was very funny and entertaining. However, this also caused a point of confusion for me. As a librarian, when I read a book I try to figure out who are the best readers for it. This book includes a lot of guy humor and would definitely appeal to teen boys, but I don’t meet many that read realistic fiction. I believe once the word gets out among their peers it may pick up the deserved hype. It’s attracting that first reader that may be a challenge. Because of the humorous facet of story, I would recommend this to older teenage boys that were fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and Captain Underpants. This was also the first time I started a book on audio and finished it by physically reading it. The audio was great, but after discovering that there were illustrations included (similar to Wimpy Kid) I would have chosen to read the entire book.