town. I could curl up on a chair and laugh out loud at the scrapes they got into, and today I picked up Korman's newest addition to the bunch: Slacker. This protagonist is a little different than the others--he hates doing anything, instead choosing to spend his life playing video games. Here is a boy who is professional at never doing anything, so when he ends up becoming the president of a school club, he's not quite sure what to do about it. Add in some vandalism, friends, and a beaver, and you've got a pretty good time. I'd really recommend it for a quick, funny read. Read the full review here, just scroll down to 8+. (As a side note, we also have full reviews for the other books I mentioned above, which you can go check out if you're interested and haven't already)
While I'm on the subject, Korman has also just published his eighth Swindle book, Jingle. I've only read snippets of it on Amazon, but what I have read, I like. Though the Swindle books have been kind of up and down since the stellar first few, this one's got me excited. I'll post again after I've read it, but if you want to check it out beforehand, go for it!
Also, this is kind of old news, but if you haven't read the conclusion to Jacqueline Davies' Lemonade War series--The Magic Trap--go read it! It's fun, fast-paced, and has everything that made this series great. If you haven't started the series yet, go check it out in Realistic Fiction. It's a fun one.
And finally the news we've all been waiting for. Trenton Lee Stewart, the author of the stellar and super popular Mysterious Benedict Society is back with The Secret Keepers. I didn't have time to read it today, but rest assured it is next on my list. Go check it out and tell us what you think if you get to it before we do!! Super excited--we've been waiting for years for another of his books.
Whew--that was a long one. That's all the news I have for now. Hope everyone had a good summer and all is well at school. Blessings!
Amy, Faith, and Nathan Kim
Through this blog, we can keep people updated on new great books to read as they come out or as we read them. :)