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Random Zits ...
Random Zits not-so-randomly combines the previous collections Road Trip! and Teenage Tales into one mega-volume. It features popular story lines that include Jeremy and Hector fixing up their old van and taking it for a clandestine joy ride, Jeremy learning the value of tact on his girlfriend's bad hair days, selling random household items on eBay, surviving sudden radical growth spurts, and being coaxed into a fishing trip with his father, who seizes the opportunity to have "the talk."
Zits captures the nature of teenage boys with uncanny precision. In one series of strips, Jeremy's mom is alarmed to find a fist-size hole in the wall of his room. When he reluctantly describes what happened, it turns out that the hole wasn't made in a moment of teen hormonal rage, but in a moment of teen hormonal idiocy, when he used his mom's meat tenderizing mallet to swat a bug. Anyone who has spent much time around an adolescent boy will recognize this seemingly inexplicable behavior: intelligence and impulsiveness locked in constant battle. This is the natural state of the teenage male, and it's portrayed exquisitely in Zits.
Posted May 5, 2010
This was a purchase for my 11 year old granddaughter. She always passes these books along to me after she finishes. We both get a kick out of the "Zits" teenagers. (It's kinda like her Dad when he was a teenager.) I think that she enjoys them because she is a "teen-age wanna be". I enjoy them because they bring back those old memories, some of which weren't as funny when my son was a part of similar antics.
I recommend this as a fun book, to take you away from the things of the world going on around you. We all need an occasional break. Read something serious tomorrow!