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Posted August 8, 2013
(To begin, let me say that I'm over a decade out of the target a
(To begin, let me say that I'm over a decade out of the target audience age range, so that definitely affects my opinion of the book.)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
"Oops!" is the third book in a "juvenile" series about a modern-day junior-high student, T.J., and her from-the-future pals, Herby and Tuna. This book chronicles her adventures over the course of a crazy, action-packed week as she deals with one catastrophe after another resulting from the chaos of having two 23rd century companions and all of their sci-fi gadgets. A lot of the craziness in "Oops!" results from a futuristic invention that makes thoughts audible, which is obviously disastrous, if not as funny as the author intended. I found it a little obnoxious, but again, I'm an older reader than the author intends. ;-) Like the other books in the series, the author uses font size and shape changes along with written sound effects to bring the story to life, which is amusing.
"Oops!" teaches the importance of not only being careful of what we say, but also of what we think, a great Biblical truth, as Matthew 12:34 says, "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." Definitely a great lesson for readers of all ages, but how great to learn it while still young? However, I did not appreciate the plethora of boyfriend/girlfriend stuff and some of the "he's hot" or "she's a babe" lingo in the book especially since the main characters are like 12 and 13. So, for that reason I'm going back to down to 3 stars for this book (I gave the previous one in the series 4).
Posted July 27, 2013
TJ is still dealing with the 2 guys from the 23rd century. They
TJ is still dealing with the 2 guys from the 23rd century. They continue to make a mess of things. After several mishaps, TJ learns that she should not say mean things about others, even if she doesn't like them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I thought this book was good, and just as silly as the previous books in the series. A good lesson about kindness was taught in the story.
Posted July 16, 2013
Over the top This book is so over the top - beyond what happene
Over the topWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book is so over the top - beyond what happened previously. Not that the book doesn't make good points about valuable lessons, but maybe it would be good for TJ to have to live with the consequences of her actions instead of getting a do-over thanks to 23rd century technology. Of course, that would make for a really awkward life, in this instance.