Monday, August 6, 2012

Book Review: Popular Clone by M.E. Castle

Tired of the constant bullying he endures from thugs he calls the "Vikings," twelve-year-old science whiz, Fisher Bas, devises a brilliant plan to clone himself in an effort to avoid going to middle school. For his plan to work, he must steal his noble prize winning mother’s Advanced Growth Hormone without her noticing.

With the successful creation of his clone, Two, Fisher almost pulls off the perfect plan. However, just as he becomes comfortable at home monitoring his clone on his computer while eating junk food, his plan begins to unravel. First, his clone becomes wildly popular, which gives Two the confidence to stand up to the Vikings.  Unfortunately, drawing attention to himself, makes Two the target of a kidnapping by the sinister Dr. X.

With an amusing mix of brainiac technology and well paced action, Popular Clone by M.E. Castle will have the middle grade reader enthusiastically rooting for Fisher, the underdog while at the same time presenting an enjoyable way to learn challenging scientific vocabulary. Popular Clone is the first book in the Clone Chronicles, a series middle grade readers are sure connect with. Recommended for a great mix of action packed sci-fi and fantasy.

Publishing Information:
  • Publisher: Egmont, USA
  • Pages: 320 Hardcover
  • Date: Jan. 24, 2012
  • ISBN: 978-1-60684-232-4 (1-60684-232-3)
  • Ages: 8 and up

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Okie said...

This sounds like fun. Thanks for putting it on my radar. :)

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