Vin and the Dorky Duet
By Maggie Lyons
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-77127-073-1 (eBook)
Publisher: Halo Publishing Int.
ISBN: 978-1-61244-091-0 (Paperback; 93 pgs.)
Genre: Children's Chapter Adventure Book
Cover Art by Suzannah Safi
About the Book:
A twelve-year-old boy named Vin, goes on a mission - reluctantly. He doesn't share the optimism of the knights of old who embarked on impossible missions without a doubt they'd succeed. When magnetic compost heaps, man-eating bubble baths and other disasters erupt, Vin comes close to packing in the whole ridiculous business. He calls it Operation BS, his code name for a mission to introduce his sister to a boy she has a crush on. He doesn't want to play matchmaker, but Meg's promise to reward him with a David Beckham autographed soccer jersey is a decisive incentive.
Vin and the Dorky Duet has it all. Adventure, embarrassing situations, tall tales, magnetic compost heaps and man-eating bubble baths. Add to that an average boy, a plotting older sister, an unsociable nerd and a few other quirky people. What do you get? A hilarious page-turner that will draw the reader into the story at page one and keep them there all the way to the end.
I thought it was a fun book to read. It's the kind of fast-paced story that middle graders and tweens will enjoy reading. The characters are fun, easy to relate to and the dialogue is realistic. I couldn't help but laugh when reading the embarrassing situations Vin finds himself in. I look forward to reading more by this author. Perhaps there will be more adventures with Vin? One can only hope.
I recommend this book for all middle grade and tween readers. This would be a great addition to classrooms, libraries and bookshelves at home. I also recommend Vin and the Dorky Duet for all adults who are still kids at heart. : )
Author's Website: http://www.maggielyons.yolasite.com
Author's Blog: maggie-lyons.blogspot.com
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