Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jesper Jinx

I didn't know what to expect when I downloaded my free copy of Jesper Jinx to my Kindle. Marko Kitti tells the fun story of Jesper, a typical 11 year old boy who does typical 11 year old boy things. The story takes place in England which I appreciated especially when familiar words were used that our English friends use - like "hoovering" for vacuuming.  

Jesper tells us his story by way of an author who lives down his street.  We are sworn to secrecy first, but once we sign on the dotted line to keep his stories secret, we find out why Jesper is known as Jesper Jinx. How does a cat go red?  Why does his classmate have a moustache?  And everyone who went to school could relate to his teacher Miss Parrot!  

This book made me smile and chuckle, and I am an adult.  While reading it, I couldn't help to think that this is a great book for boys.  Even reluctant readers would be hard-pressed to stop reading about Jesper once they started!

We rate this book 4 out of 5 moose hooves!

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