Friday, March 7, 2014

Book Review - I Have a Bad Feeling About This

Title: I Have a Bad Feeling About This
Author: Jeff Strand
Genre: Realistic Fiction
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Laugh out loud funny

Summary: Henry is a nerd and a bit of a wimp. Somehow, his Dad and his best friend Randy convince him to spend two weeks of his summer at Strongwoods Survival Camp. Not a great plan for teens who'd rather play video games all day than start fires and shoot bows. Things get worse when Henry meets the other nerdy campers and the camp director, a man Henry fears may actually be crazy.
My opinion: This is a great book for teens, especially for boys. Lots of humor and irreverence without being overly graphic or having too much coarse language. The plot is pretty ridiculous but that works in it's favor. The best part, in my opinion, is the "Survival Tips." I imagine some of them as posters or perhaps t-shirt slogans. A very fun read appropriate for even young teens.

Advanced Reader Copy provided by NetGalley

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