Monday, August 13, 2012

Vin and the Dorky Duet: Book Review

Vin will do anything for an autographed David Beckham soccer shirt including letting his older sister manipulate him. 

When his sister, Meg, informs him he will play a duet with her in the student concert, Vin knows he is doomed. The last concert they played together didn't turn out so well. Meg does leave the door open for Vin to escape his fate. However, he must get Meg's dream boy, Brad Stewart, to play the trumpet with her instead. They only problem is that Vin doesn't know Brad, but he does know Brad's nerdy brother, Eyeballs Stewart.

Vin hatches his brilliant plan he calls operation BS. He tries to befriend Eyeballs Stewart in order to convince Brad to play the duet with Meg. In some laugh out loud, albeit predictable moments, his plan goes awry, leaving him scrambling to save his skin and the duet. 

Author, Maggie Lyons, creates a fun adventure full of humor a friendship. The novella format makes for a quick read, especially appealing for that boy who hates reading. The antics of 12-year-old, Vin, will have the reader at full attention, trying to anticipate what hilarious antic comes next. Recommended for the reluctant middle grade reader.

Publishing Information (Paperback)

  • Publisher: Halo Publishing International (August 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 94
  • Ages: 8-12
  • ISBN: 978-1612440910 and 1612440916

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