Ink Me (Seven Series)by Richard Scrimger
Bunny (real name Bernard) doesn't understand why his late grandfather wants him to get a tattoo. Actually, Bunny doesn't understand a lot of things, so it's good that his older brother, Spencer, is happy to explain things to him. But this is a task Bunny is supposed to do on his own, and nobody is more surprised than Bunny when, after he gets tattooed, he is befriended by a kid named Jaden and adopted into Jaden's gang. The gang hangs out at a gym, where Bunny learns to fight, but when it finally dawns on him that the gang is involved in some pretty shady and dangerous business, Bunny is torn between his loyalty to his new friends and doing what he knows is right.
Bunny's adventures start in Weerdest Day Ever!, part of The Seven Prequels and continue in The Wolf and Me, part of The Seven Sequels.
Meet the Author
Richard Scrimger is the award-winning author of twenty books for children and adults, and has written for television and print media. His fiction has been translated into a dozen languages. The father of four children, Richard is used to being confused, misunderstood, and laughed at. For more information, visit www.scrimger.ca or follow him on Twitter @richardscrimger.
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Bunny knows when people call him stupid that it's pretty much the truth. But he does ok in the world, and his brother, Spencer, ensures that he doesn't get into too much trouble. When the boys' grandfather dies and assigns each of them to fulfill a task, Bunny doesn't understand why he's supposed to get a tattoo. The ink he gets turns out to have gang affiliations; Bunny doesn't understand this and gets himself into a jam. Told with Bunny's language and spelling as a mentally challenged teen, this story was somewhat difficult to get into and might not hold the interest of young people struggling with reading. But descriptions of gang life will sell this book; the empathy shown to the delightful protagonist by some unlikely characters will pull at your heart.
Ink Me Bunny’s grandfather has just died and his will says that he wants Bunny to get a tattoo in a sketchy tattoo parlor. He tells the woman his name and she already has a specific tattoo chosen. Bunny gets the tattoo. He notices that while he is leaving, when people see his tattoo they are afraid. Later Bunny finds out that his tattoo actually means something. When I first saw this book I thought it would be like The Outsiders. Then I started reading it and noticed the two books had some things in common but the majority was different. Also I got this book because when I read the back summary it seemed interesting and intense. I enjoyed reading this book because at the beginning there is a flashback to what happens at the end which almost gives you a clue of what will happen, and makes you want to read more. After, the author gets into full detail of how it started, and how the story gets back to where he was. Also I liked that it was suspenseful. The genre of the book is adventure, but I would say that it is action too. The only thing I disliked about this book was that many words are spelled incorrectly. Even though the words being misspelled has a purpose, it gets annoying. For example one of the words is station, but in the book Bunny would spell it, “stashun.” There are other words like that which kind of messes you up while reading. Overall this book was great. This book is part of a series, and I’ll definitely have to read the rest of the books. The cool thing about this series is that they all have different authors and somehow they all link together. The author of this book was Richard Scrimger. Richard Scrimger has also written, “Weerdest Day Ever” and “ Me & Death.” In closing I would rate this book 4.4 out of 5 stars. Also I would recommend this book for ages 12 and up due to swearing, gangs, violence, and other subjects that might not be appropriate for young kids. I would recommend that you read this book!