My friend Kyle has been lending me all of the books in this series by James Patterson and I LOVE THEM! (Okay, so Kyle's only in the fourth grade, but we trade books back and forth and have so much fun doing it.)
He gave me this one on Thursday (well, he gave it to his little brother, who gave it to Emma, who gave it to me--really, it's like a secret book drug deal) and I didn't even peek at it until I got into bed last night. Two hours later, I put it down.
Remember a while ago when Audrey kept misreading the clock and we stayed up way too late reading? Well, I was reading the first book in the series. And Kyle's kept me supplied with each following book in the series. There are five and each one has been a blast.
They're a little science-fiction-y, which isn't usually my thing (half birds/half kids? really?) but I've gotta tell you that they're great. Fast-paced, fun, and super well-written.
Technically, they're for kids. So if you have a tween or teen, these would make a great "Happy I Love You Day" gift. Or if you love to read, go get them for yourself.
From a literary perspective, the voice in these books is terrific. First person, sarcastic, and consistent through each book in the series. James Patterson writes the voice of a teen girl perfectly.
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