Thursday, July 14, 2011

Book Review #1224
Troublemaker by Andrew Clements
Rating: two stars (out of four)

I felt like this book was trying too hard to prove a point. While I agreed with the sentiments and thought kids could definitely take pointers, the story just felt forced. The message could have been woven more subtly. The writing felt a little immature, but that was probably because I'm older than the intended reading age, but still, it was irksome. The interaction between Clay and his older brother was interesting, but I felt like something was missing. The consequences were pretty strict and I'm glad that Clay finally realized how much trouble he could have gotten into because of his reputation. It still wasn't my favorite book though and I probably wouldn't recommend.

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