Miracle Wimp

Miracle Wimp

by Erik P Kraft
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Overview

Miracle Wimp by Erik P Kraft

Certain to appeal to boys, Miracle Wimp takes readers on an episodic journey that is sure to keep them laughing. The story follows Tom Mayo as he navigates his way through wood shop, dating, driving, and the meat-headed Donkeys, bullies who are determined to make his life miserable. Filled with humorous details and sardonic wit, Erik Kraft deftly portrays high school through the eyes of a wise-cracking misfit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316052573
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 990,980
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Erik P. Kraft is the award-winning author of the Lenny & Mel books from Simon & Schuster. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and when he's not writing children's books, he plays in a band and performs stand-up comedy. Check out his website at www.erikpkraft.com.

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Miracle Wimp 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is fragmented (nearly a new chapter every page) and lacking of details, something I usually like in a book, and at first I did. The simplicity of the chapters made it so there were no useless details that many stories have, but as the book went on it also made it so you were never told how any characters looked, any of their life stories, or basically anything of real value. The story seems to rely on creating a few funny images (making fun of people with rat tails, a short body builder) but noting else. The drawings on every page is a cute idea, but 99% of them add absolutely nothing to the rest of the story. I feel like the book kept setting up to launch into something a little more in depth, even just the tiniest bit, but there'd just be one paragraph about something and it'd be done for the rest of the book. The end of the book was extremely unsatisfying as well as basically nothing was accomplished. It just ended and the main character hadn't changed at all. I would recommend this book for very young teens who hate reading and learning anything at all from a book.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
MIRACLE WIMP by Erik P. Kraft is the account of life as a high school nerd. Tom Mayo, yes Mayo, hence the nickname Miracle Wimp, tells his story.

Early on, Tom attempts to explain how he tried to tell his tormentors the Donkeys (jock-types) that mayonnaise and Miracle Whip were not the same, but no one ever said the Donkeys were very bright.

As many will remember, high school can be filled with "painful" moments, and Tom describes them well. Constructed in one to two page snippets, MIRACLE WIMP is one high school torture after another. There are wedgie victims, a terrifying shop teacher with pointless shop class projects, gym class tortures like group showers, "flag" football, and wrestling, not to mention first dates and the nerve-racking fear of driver's ed.

Anyone with high school experience can relate to Tom's stories. Spend two hours at a local diner drinking coffee and eating pickle spears? According to Tom Mayo, that's a pretty cool thing to do when you are a high school kid with very little money, especially if the coffee is 50 cents and the pickles are free.

MIRACLE WIMP is a fast read with its short chapters and plentiful chuckles. It should be a success with both current and up-and-coming high schoolers as well as a few adults who want to remember the "good old days."