Not often do I not enjoy a book, but this one just didn't do much for me. My big problem with the book is that the author had NO idea how a grade six going into grade seven behaves, and as a result, his twelve year old character, Tad, was not at all believable. Carvell mixes things from the primary years (dinosaurs and drawing dinosaurs where people's faces would normally be) with actions and events from high school such as being the parents of an egg child in a health class or reading Animal Farm; both of those activities are done in high school here. So, because I didn't get the feeling that Tad was an authentic twelve year old, I didn't enjoy the story as much as I might have if his actions had been believable for a middle school student. Also, it's supposed to be a blog he's writing, so having it written in a book just seemed kind of fake. It did have some funny comments, but overall the book just didn't work. Having said that, I think kids who liked the Captain Underpants series as primary students will enjoy this book.
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