RL: ages 9-12
My boys love OREOS and have an unhealthy obsession with these cookies -so how could I pass up on a book where the main character loves OREOS and obsesses about his 3/day limit?
That was what initially attracted me to this book/story but after the first page my boys and I were hooked and connected to Owen Birnbaum, the main character, his humor and ability to deal with issues of bullies and negotiating friendships and family life.
Statistically speaking: Owen Birnbaum might be fatter than the average twelve year old boy but he is also smarter. While he spends his days being teased by his classmates and tortured by his gym teacher, he finds himself trying to out-smart the new school psycho who has started stealing his oreo cookies from his lunch.
Before you judge this book to be too sad- Life isn't all bad. Something happened a few years ago and Owen's learning to deal with his past and current challenges with humor and relying on his family and friends. Plus he's a genius and can invent cool stuff like a new thief catching device--to help capture the Oreo snatcher and an invention that reflects the past that he hopes will help heal his heart.
IT IS SUCH A GREAT BOOK! Like Owen points out- most books start out with some kid's first day at a new school where everything is new and slightly scary.
"The thing is, when you are fatter and smarter than the national average, practically every day is like the first day at a new school."
SLOB is a great book to kick off our Back-to-School Season!
Don't miss the chance to win a free copy!
Later this month- I'll add our Book Club Outline for this book along with an interview with the AUTHOR!