Monday, April 20, 2015

Book Review #544 - Half my Facebook Friends are Ferrets by J.A Buckle


Sixteen-year-old Josh hopes to be a metalhead someday. Maybe then he would finally be considered as cool as his dad was. Right now, he's just a wannabe. He's never been kissed, he keeps getting weird mail, and a big chunk of his Facebook friends are, well, ferrets. Josh documents his teenage woes with a hilariously honest voice. From arguments with his nagging mother to awkward encounters with girls, from figuring out his future band name to learning the truth about his late father, follow Josh as he navigates his embarrassments and his triumphs.

My Rating: 3/5

I received this book for review from Hardie Grant Egmont. 

Given the small amounts of male narrators in young adult literature, it was refreshing to read a book from a male perspective especially one as unique as Josh. 

I loved that this book was set in a journal format as it made it very quick and easy to read and would do well in the hands of a reluctant reader. 

Whilst this book was quite humorous, I don't think it was anywhere near as funny as was intended. 

Overall, this book does well at conveying serious issues in a very simplistic manner for children to understand and relate well to. 

1 comment:

  1. Ha what a unique book! I hope to see you around my blog