Death by Eggplant

Death by Eggplant It was last period math with summer vacation close enough to touch My daydream was just getting to the part where the cute cooking groupies show me around Stockholm after the Nobel Prize awards dinne

  • Title: Death by Eggplant
  • Author: Susan Heyboer O'Keefe
  • ISBN: 9781596430112
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It was last period math, with summer vacation close enough to touch My daydream was just getting to the part where the cute cooking groupies show me around Stockholm after the Nobel Prize awards dinner Then Mrs Menendez s voice went up a notch, and the groupies vanished Algebra could scare anyone away All Bertie wants to do is become a Certified Master Chef, host hi It was last period math, with summer vacation close enough to touch My daydream was just getting to the part where the cute cooking groupies show me around Stockholm after the Nobel Prize awards dinner Then Mrs Menendez s voice went up a notch, and the groupies vanished Algebra could scare anyone away All Bertie wants to do is become a Certified Master Chef, host his own prime time cooking show, own a four star restaurant, and write a best selling cookbook But first, he has to pass eighth grade Bertie Hooks has to keep his dream of becoming a world class chef how nerdy is that a secret, especially from Nick Dekker, his mortal enemy You ll laugh, you ll cry, you ll beg for cupcakes, as this hilarious journey to self confidence takes a few detours along the way.

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    1. J O'KEEFEJob-4 starsThis book does a great job balancing a sense of humor with a sense of dread one feels when being constantly bullied and on the brink of failing the 8th grade. It is the story of Betram (Bertie) Hooks whose family consists of a new-age mom who wears turbans and goes to classes dealing with past lives and whose dad is almost permanently attached to his cell phone, spoiting out numbers and percentage points on a continuous basis. What his parents don't know is that he may not gr [...]

    2. Interest level: 5th +Reading level: easyGenre: humor, cooking, bullying, school, friendship, foodAlthough you can't really judge a book by its cover, as the saying goes, I must admit I spotted this book a mile away as I was browsing through our new books. I knew immediately that it would be a funny book just by looking at the cover, and humor is one of my favorite genres.The main character is Bertie, an 8th grader who lives with an eccentric New Age mother and an insurance and number-obsessed fa [...]

    3. Dumb. I do not normally finish books that I actively dislike, but this one was so short I kept waiting for it to turn around. It didn't. Flat, cartoonish adults have even less of a clue than the Wimpy Kid adults, the kids are caricatures, and Bertiegh. Listen, there are probably kids out there who will find this funny. There are adults out there who liked it, as evidenced by the professional reviews which made me purchase it for the library. But damn, this was a hard eggplant for me to swallow./ [...]

    4. This book was short and the general plot has been used before (kid trying to find his way through school while avoiding a bully and trying to get the girl) but the author did a good job in making it unique with funny dialogue, eccentric characters, while keeping it short and too the point. Would suggest to anyone who wants a good book with only the commitment of a rainy afternoon.

    5. The best thing I can say about this novel was that it was a quick read and had a happy ending. Most of the supporting characters were not well-rounded enough to care much about and everyone dropped in at moments that were just too convenient. Not one I will remember.

    6. Good thing this book was only 134 pages long or it would have been death to me by stupid book. It was a tad painful. Who writes this stuff?

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