Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cold Cereal by Adam Rex

Scott has just moved to a new town because of his mom's job at the Goodco cereal company.  He wants to blend in and avoid problems but he is plagued by migraine headaches and hallucinations of leprechauns and large, talking rabbits.  He is befriended by "twins" Erno and Emily who look nothing alike and who compete to solve the complex puzzles given to them by their foster father.  When Scott actually meets the leprechaun face to face he learns that there is much darker side to the cereal company and that he and his new friends are right in the middle of it.  This is an absurd, silly fantasy.  I mean that literally and it is also my review of it in a less complimentary way.  However, for those who like silliness and lots of cultural references, this might be right up your alley.