Monday, July 2, 2012

Rock N' Roll!

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Hey this is P.J. and today I am going to be doing a book review on the book Overlord Protocol. The way I am going to rate this book is on how much it rocks.  For every "rock" it means something different, like 1 rock is not very good, 2 rocks is ok, 3 rocks is good, 4 rocks is great, and 5 rocks is amazing! Well now that I got you up to speed, let's get into this book review. *

Title: Overlord Protocol (H.I.V.E. #2)
Author: Mark Walden


Otto Malpense and his friends thought their first year at the Higher Institute of Villainous Education was the most adventurous and exciting that they would ever encounter. They were dead wrong.
When Otto and Wing are allowed off campus to attend Wing's father's funeral, they have no idea it's a trap, all part of a lethal plan organized by Cypher, the most ruthless supervillain any of them have ever known. He intends to use them to retrieve the Overlord Protocol, a device that has the capacity to help him take over the world. But when things go terribly wrong, Otto will stop at nothing to hunt him down and make him pay.
With the help of Laura, Shelby, Raven, and his former nemesis, Dr. Nero, Otto must find a way to defeat an enemy that has overcome some of the planet's most infamous villains without even breaking a sweat. Because if he doesn't, the world as they know it will be changed forever."

What I think: This was a very good book that had a lot of twists and turns and always had something to surprise you. I loved the cliffhanger that the book left you on, and I am so glad that the third book is already out, because I would be dying for it.  I think this book reveals what Number 1 is really up to and helps you realize how deceptive and evil he really is. This book also reveals that Overlord is still alive and is very capable of destroying the world. This book kind of reminded me of the Harry Potter series, because Otto is going through school just like Harry, and he has adventures every year just like Harry Potter. I believe that if you liked the Harry Potter books you would like this series except that they are evil villains and don't do magic.        

Recommended for: grades 6-9, and people who love mystery and action adventure novels.

I give this book 5 rocks out of 5!

Hey this is C.J!  Mustaches are tasty and this is book report time. Today I am recommending and rock rating the book Fake Mustache.  Here are my results.

Title: Fake Mustache
Author: Tom Angleberger

Goodreads summary***: "Award-winning author Tom Angleberger flexes his comic muscle in this hairy adventure story with twists at every turn.
Regular kid Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend—Casper, a master of disguise and hypnosis—and world domination. It all begins when Casper spends money from his granny on a spectacularly convincing fake mustache, the Heidelberg Handlebar #7. With it he’s able rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president. Is Lenny the only one who can see through his disguise? And will he be able to stop Casper from taking over the world?"

What I think: I think it was a funny, interesting and confusing book.  It was funny because the main character at one point dressed up as a TV character who is a lot like Hannah Montana. (That part was also confusing.) What was interesting was that the person who created the fake mustache used real mustache hair to create it. What was confusing is that I could never imagine a fake mustache doing that much havoc. But overall you did a great job Mr. Angleberger! 

Recommended for:  Ages 10-13.  If you have read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda or any other Tom Angleberger book,  I would recommend this for you.  In Origami Yoda strange things happen, and in Fake Mustache, the mustache is like the Yoda except it's a mustache.

Currently I am reading another Tom Angleburger book called Horton Halfpot and so far it's pretty good.

Rock Rating: 4 rocks out of 5!

Mom's note:  I think the Boys ROCK!  They are finally on a roll with their reading!!  Heh heh heh!!!

*Thank you to Jen Vincent and Kellee Moye at Teach Mentor Texts for being our "mentor blog" for the Boys' review today.  Check out their blog for many, many more rockin' book reviews!

**"The Overlord Protocol (H.I.V.E. #2)." Goodreads. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 July 2012. <>.
***"Fake Mustache." Goodreads. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 July 2012. <>.

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