Quote for the week: I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do. And that enables you to laugh at life's realities. Dr. Seuss
The fifth book I've read for the YA Debut Author's Challenge is My Favorite Band Does Not Exist by Robert T. Jeschonek.
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Clarion Books (July 11, 2011)
Here is my review:
MY FAVORITE BAND DOES NOT EXIST
By Robert T. Jeschonek
Imagine thinking that you’re trapped in a book and when you reach chapter 64 you will die. Scary, huh? Or weird? Anyhow, sixteen-year-old Idea Deity believes just that.
Robert T. Jeschonek’s debut novel, MY FAVORITE BAND DOES NOT EXIST, follows Idea’s adventures when he encounters Eunice Truant (a girl who wears a face on the back of her head), while he’s running home to stop his parents from killing themselves on the Internet. Alternate chapters introduce us to Reacher Mirage, lead singer in the band Youforia, which incidently happens to be the band Idea invented but that does not exist except on the Internet. Now, it seems the band is quite popular and they’re even having a concert.
In the meantime, both Idea and Reacher are reading FIRESKULLS REVENANT, where chapter 64 will be the end of their lives. The author’s book is filled with humor, adventure, battles, kidnappings, twists and turns, and even a little romance. At times I was a bit confused with so many characters and plots merging together. The titles at the top of each chapter helped. This is a good read for anyone who likes a fast paced, fun story with characters you root for to win and villains you hope get what they deserve. A good read for teens and upper middle grade.
ARC Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. and Net Galley