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Friday, October 30, 2009

Book Review: KIT FEENY: The Ugly Necklace by Michael Townsend

KIT FEENY:  The Ugly Necklace by Michael Townsend
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KIT FEENY: The Ugly Necklace
by Michael Townsend
Kit Feeney

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0-375-85615-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-375-85615-0
Publication Date: October, 2009
List Price: $6.99

Review: Kit Feeny: The Ugly Necklace, the second comic book in the series, is written by Michael Townsend. The main characters of the story are Kit, his two friends Hoff and Devon, and of course his family, Mr. and Mrs. Feeny, and his two bizarre sisters, April and Bonnie Feeny.

Talking about his family, it is Mrs. Feeny’s birthday and Kit is determined to win the contest of “who gets their mother the better gift”. He also wants to get her something way, way better than his sisters, something completely “stupid awesome!” Would she like a cool silver metal detector? Where might he buy a baby dragon, or maybe a spiffy pair of hip purple hi-tops? What if he loses to his sisters, then what will happen? He knows what will happen, but just doesn’t want to think about it. Does he beat his sisters, or does he lose? Read the rest of the comic book to find out what happens to him, his two sisters and also his mother.

This book has lot of interesting and bold undertakings and the one I love most is the idea of Kit and Hoff pretending to be treasure hunters and giving that treasure to someone to get the ultimate present. I also like when Hoff and Devon are being chased by Mr. Garthe, who sells ice cream at the park. My most favorite part though, was when Kit and Hoff made the plan for getting the best gift ever for Kit’s mom. It was hard to read the part when their plan for getting a best gift ever didn’t work. Kit must have felt like he was a total loser. Anyway, if I graded this book on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the worst, and 10 being the best, I would grade it a 9.

I look forward to reading the next book after this in the series. It will be interesting to see what stupid and awesome adventure Kit goes through next. I can just feel it, I can feel that there is going to be a next book and that it is going to be dynamite and daring!

Review written by Karan (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of KIT FEENY: The Ugly Necklace for this review.

Have you read KIT FEENY: The Ugly Necklace? How would you rate it?

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