Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman
Title: The Gollywhopper Games
Author: Jody Feldman
Genre: YA Fiction
Premise: Twelve-year-old Gil Goodson competes against thousands of other children at extraordinary puzzles, stunts, and more in hopes of a fresh start for his family, which has been ostracized since his father was falsely accused of embezzling from Golly Toy and Game Company. (King County Library System)
Opinions: Gil enters a contest at the Golly Toy and Game Company in the hopes of winning the top prize so that he can gain some of the respect he feels he and his family lost when his father was accused of embezzlement. This book is AWESOME!! Totally a fun book to read and it appeals to both men and women, boys and girls. Gil is a character that you can relate to, and the other characters are eccentric, but human.
This book is a combination of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "The Mysterious Benedict Society". It is one of my favorite books that I've read in the past couple of years. I gave it to my husband to read, (who doesn't read fiction on his own) and he LOVED this book. It makes you think and it has action and giant babies and gorilla punching bags. It's quirky and fun and I just all out love this book.