Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Review: Hashbrown Winters and the Whiztastrophe by Frank L. Cole


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Losing to a girl in laser tag is the pits—especially if it’s to Melanie “Thumbs” Nottingham. So the Hashbrown gang comes up with a plan that will guarantee their success. But when plans go awry and they’re sent to another dimension, it’s up to Hashbrown to set everything right. This hilarious installment is sure to keep you laughing to the last page.
MY TAKE:
This is one of those books that, I think, can get young boys interested in reading if they aren't already.

In Hashbrown Winters and the Whiztastrophe, Hashbrown and his friends are tired of losing to Thumbs group and come up with a plan to win the Laser Tag Lightning Competition. While they succeed, things don't go exactly as planned and they are sucked into quite an amazing adventure.

I found the book quite interesting, partly because of the plot twists and partly because Hashbrown and his friends are all lovable. Hashbrown and company are your typical boys, or at least, your typical boys who aren't overachievers. They're the kind of characters that little boys can definitely relate to, especially since they're always up to something fun.

The plot is kind of ingenious, and it does have a positive message, especially for young kids who feel like they're losers or underachievers. There needs to be more books like these for young readers.

Thanks to Netgalley and Bonneville for the e-ARC. Publication date of Hashbrown Winters and the Whiztastrophe is on April 9, 2013.

THE GOOD:

  1. Hashbrown and his friends are likable.
  2. There are plenty of funny moments.
  3. The book has an important message.

THE BAD:

  1. Some of the things that Hashbrown or his friends does are kinda gross.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
I've updated the menu and I'm kind of in the mood for Mexican food.
READ IT IF:

  1. You want to encourage your child to read.
  2. Your kid likes underdogs.
  3. Your child likes laser tag.

RATING:
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