October 22, 2009

Slob by Ellen Potter

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Owen is an smart, overweight 12 year old who is always picked on. He only has one friend at school, so he hates going. All he really wants to do is work on his inventions, particularly a TV that shows the past. If he makes his TV work, then he will find out what happened on the day his parents were killed.
Slob is an interesting book. It is not completely obvious why Owen is making his contraption until the middle of the book, which makes it more intriguing. I liked the interactions Owen has throughout the book with his sister, mom, friends and enemies. All of the interactions give away a little more of the story and show Owen's struggles in life. I really enjoyed this book. I don't know how many tweens would enjoy it, but I think reluctant teen readers would find it interesting.

Posted by Lisa at October 22, 2009 7:29 PM