Reynolds, Luke. The Looney Experiment. Grand Rapids, MI: Blink/ Zondervan Publishing. 2015.
Just trying to get through middle-school unnoticed, Atticus Hobart cannot seem to make it happen. With an overactive imagination, a crush on a cute girl in class, the brunt of many jokes and a weird name, Atticus needs some help. Enter substitute English teacher Mr. Looney who happens to have an unconventional manner of teaching but may be just what Atticus requires to find his courage…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
As a YA novel geared towards 11-14 year-olds, I thought The Looney Experiment was well written with a good message. With references to the book,How To Kill a Mockingbird, it is also very relevant and timely to that particular age group. Creative, humorous and entertaining, once accustomed to the style, this story just moved along with shorter chapters. As a seventh grade English teacher and writer of several other books, author Luke Reynolds is more than qualified to pen such an appealing YA novel.
4 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of The Looney Experiment from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*