Author: Bill Myers
Category: Christian Fiction
Pub. Date: 01/14/2013
Publisher: Tyndale Kids
Series: T J and the TIME STUMBLERS
This six-book series centers around two 23rd century goofballs, Tuna and Herby, who travel back in time to study TJ Finkelstein for their history project. TJ will someday become a great leader who demonstrates honesty, integrity, thoughtfulness, self-sacrifice, respect for others—all traits she hones and grasps through her adventures in this series. Unfortunately, Tuna and Herby get stuck in TJ’s time (modern day), so she has to deal with their schemes while juggling the normal issues of a seventh grader who has moved to a new city, is trying to fit in, and is coping with her mother’s death and her family’s new life.
In New Kid Catastrophes, TJ accidentally makes an enemy of Hesper Breakahart, the superstar who attends their school. And Tuna and Herby’s attempts to help just lead to one disaster after another. In the end, TJ is still very unpopular, but she learns the value of looking past appearances and gains a few friends—and the attention of the most popular boy in school.
I will start my review off by saying that New Kid Catastrophes is a wonderfully written book. Author Bill Myers in my opinion has capture the reading audience of middle graders and possibly some a little younger depending on the reading level. I know I have a couple of younger readers that would like this. I myself would love to read the rest of the series.
The book kept my attention, and was pretty easy to read. The story line and characters take you on a neat ride to learn some very interesting things. I need watch and not give away any thing. Which is a little bit hard. Why you might ask, well the plot is some what simple. But it deals with things that kids really go threw and deal with on a daily bases.
I will be on the look out for more from author Bill Myers. And for the reasons above I will be giving New Kid Catastrophes by Author Bill Myers a big Breath of Life rating of:
Five Clock Rating!!
Disclosure: I did receive the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and or review. But the Opinions are my own and yours may differ.
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