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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review: Teen Boat! by Dave Roman and John Green

Teen Boat! by Dave Roman and John Green.

Teen Boat! by Dave Roman and John Green

Clarion Books
Publication Date: May 2012
List Price: $14.99
ISBN-13: 9780547636696

Review: Have you ever wondered what someone abnormal, possibly human, would feel in the common world we live in? If so, then Teen Boat written by Dave Roman and John Green is meant for you. Just like it says, it has the thrills and action parts of life while being a boat, but also the angst, or the nervousness of being a teenager. This teen has a miraculous journey with many dramatic scenes. But can he withstand life as a Teen Boat?

This teen has many adventures and was a star in his time as a teenager. This is one special teen because he can turn into a boat. Of course, his friends try to take advantage of him. Overall, Teen Boat is a kind character, seeking popularity and trying to turn his ability into a good life. This affects him mainly because he will never be a normal teenager and he has to try to make something out of himself. One story he is pressured into a situation. Another time he is attacked by pirates, followed by a phase of time being shunned. And who can forget all of the times he has tried to attract the love of his life. But can he survive the toughest challenge of his life, getting his license?

Teen Boat is a good graphic novel. Teen Boat is meant more for young teens in high school who might be entertained by this humor. Some of the content is not bad but has to do with adolescent behavior and should be put only with the age of the actual character himself. One benefit of Teen Boat would be to give it to 8th graders to show them that they have to be toughened up in high school. I would rate this book 6 out of 10 because I am younger than the intended audience, and this book has concepts that are most appropriate for teenagers to know and be able to discuss. The quote that says the most about Teen Boat is "Listen Joey, until you have the power to turn into something really cool, don't assume you know what it feels like to be me." This quote meant a lot because it says that he thought he was special in a great and he also wanted to make sure Joey knew that she was different than him and that he was also unique in his own little way. Also, he might have said it to make her jealous. As you can see, this book has a restricted audience.

Review written by Joseph (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Teen Boat! for this review.

Have you read Teen Boat!? How would you rate it?

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