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Planet Tad

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.

Book Tim Carvell Humor 2012
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PLANET TAD has lots of laugh-out-loud moments, and many of Tad's stories and observations are pretty convincing representations of the seventh- or eighth-grade mind. The entries become even more believable when readers remember that Tad is writing for an audience, so he's trying extra hard to be entertaining. A lot of the humor is pretty heavy-handed -- a fitting style for middle-grade readers. Though the book doesn't do much that the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books didn't already do, it's certainly very funny and enjoyable. And the book's amusing, cartoony line drawings are a perfect complement to the text.

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