Monday, June 9, 2014

The Creature From the 7th Grade: Boy or Beast by Bob Balaban

Charlie is not popular.  He is a nerd and everyone knows it and picks on him.  Just when he thinks things can't get any worse for him, he begins turning into a dinosaur.  Charlie's a little freaked out by his transformation but his parents aren't surprised.  Turns out, they knew about the dino DNA in the family line and that some male members of the family begin to become dinosaurs when they hit puberty.  Charlie thinks that he will be even more of a target for the bullies at school but surprisingly, his new look makes him more interesting to everyone and he feels what it's like to be popular for the first time in his life.  Not a deep book but silly and fun.