Thursday, October 20, 2011

Book Review - OOPS!

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This story begins with two kids from the 23rd- century, named Tuna and Herby. They are doing their history project on a girl from the 21st century. While the guys are with her, some strange things begin happening. Occasionally TJ is chased around by an african elephant. Everyone around her can hear Tuna and Herby, but no one can see them. These things make TJ appear weird to everyone else.

When the boys break one of their machines they accidentally allow everyones thought to appear on everyone else's cell phones. Since we can not read each others mind, the true feelings of everyone surface. Now there is a huge mess, literally because everyone gets upset and starts having a food fight. Everyone blames the weirdo (TJ.) 

Popular Hesper Breakahart is angered by a text message she received from her boyfriend concerning TJ. She nominates TJ for a position in her show. TJ hates Hesper but goes along to please her father and sister. Hesper is making it impossible for TJ to say her lines. Each time TJ is almost done Hesper yells cut because something is not "right". Enraged TJ does not control her tongue and calls Heather a big baby. Thanks to Tuna and Herby's "modifications" to the broken machine now all of TJ's words come true. Thanks to TJ the director becomes a puppet, the crew become chicken- cats, and many more disasters.

What will happen to all those people? What will TJ do? Will she learn to think pure thoughts about others? When will she be able to say only Godly things about others?

This book had a wonderful message. It taught you to control your thoughts about other people, and to be careful of what one says about others.

I read mainly adult books so It was weird to read a book for my intended age. I did not like the use of slang. They used dude and "your dudeness". I also did not like the fact they referred to the girls as "babe." I did not appreciate the fact that the characters, Tuna and Herby repeatedly morphed themselves into objects. I also found this story very hard to understand. In the beginning a professor dressed himself in a mini skirt and wig for the acting tryouts. I thought that was totally uncalled for. If I was not obliged to read this book I would have stopped there. What I did like about this book was the message it taught.

I received this book as a free review copy from Tyndale Publishing Group and was not obliged to to give a positive review.

You can purchase this book at CBD and Amazon

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