The Adventures of Beanboy by Lisa Harkrader. An Adventures of Beanboy Book.
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Publication Date: February 2012
List Price: $12.99
Review: Weird, likable, and interesting. In Beanboy you will find 4 interesting characters: Two 7th graders named Tucker and Sam. Beech, Tucker's little brother and Tucker's mom. In Beanboy Tucker MacBean is going through some hard times. His mom is always at work, and he and his brother Beech are forced to do everything by themselves. Tucker is really into comics and there is this competition going on where you have to create a comic sidekick. The best one wins a big money prize. So Tucker tries to win because he wants to give the big money prize to his mom so she can be home.
In addition to having to fend for himself, Tucker is being bullied by a girl named Sam at school. Sam is actually in the same kind of situation that Tucker is in, she is going through a really rough time at home too. Sam's parents are dead and she lives with her uncle whose wife recently died. So Sam is trying to make money to support her family too. She ends up babysitting for Tucker's baby brother, Beech. Sam and Tucker wind up spending a lot of time together and they realize they have many things in common. They actually start to like each other and go to the school dance together.
This book is great for anyone 10 - 12, with crazy events, amazing twists, and cool action scenes this book is bound for preteens. The vocabulary in this book is not very tough unless you're under the intended age group. If you would like funny comics and are interested in superheroes this book is definitely for you because there is a lot of humor and action in this book revolving around super heroes. There are not very many Illustrations in this book either so if you like pictures this book is not for you. Lisa Harkrader did an amazing job on this book and all the events within it. I can't wait to read her next book.
Review written by Sammy (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of The Adventures of Beanboy for this review.
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