Thursday, August 15, 2013

Review: Private School Blogger: I Need My iPhone by Sam Lyons

Starting a new school can be intimidating for any kid, but attending a private school is even worse. No one understands this better than Matthew Chumsley, who comes from a middle class family of 8. His family doesn’t belong to a country club, drive a fancy car or have maids to clean his house.

Trying to fit in, tech loving Matthew starts an on the fly blog and gamer club that helps him to bond with his classmates through coordinated antics, hilarious riffs about school, home and gaming.

In book one of the series, Matthew is determined to get rid of the healthy menu at his school cafeteria, while at the same time growing his blogger base and online gaming club. With his smart phone blazing, he orchestrates flash mobs in the cafeteria to try and bring regular kid food back into the school cafeteria.

E-book received for review.

This new series follows in the tradition of Diary of a Wimpy Kid with an intelligent and enjoyable read that incorporates fun illustrations into a cute story about a genuinely likable main character.

The book is actually written like blog entries, with each chapter being an entry, so most have comments from blog readers at the end which make the story even more fun.

The story also has a warm, friendly feel and you quickly find yourself happily drawn into Matthew's world.

If you're looking for a fun new series to read this summer, look no further.  I highly recommend this first volume and look forward to future books in a series that is sure to be a winner.

★★★★ = Really Liked It


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