How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel by Jennifer Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date: August 11, 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Source: Netgalley review copy
Luke Abbott's school is
the losing-est school in the history of losing. And that's just fine for
him. He'd rather be at home playing video games and avoiding his older
brother Rob and the Greatest Betrayal of All Time.
But now he's
being forced to join the robotics team, where surely he'll help uphold
the school's losing streak. He'll also meet a colorful cast of
characters, including: Mikayla, the girl who does everything with her
toes; Jacob and Jacob, who aren't twins but might as well be; the
sunflower seed-obsessed Stuart; and Missy the Cruel, Luke's
innocent-looking bully since they were six-years-old. But it's an
unlikely connection with a mysterious boy known only as "Lunchbox Jones"
that will change Luke's life. Turns out, Luke and Lunchbox Jones have a
lot more in common than just robots . . . .
This was a lot of fun to read, and even made me laugh out loud a couple of times. I think it's a great book for middle grade readers, and I think my sons (ages 12 and 9) would really like it. I think the main character would be very relatable for young boys, but girls should enjoy the story as well. I would recommend this one.
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