Review! The Bloody Book Bag Ordeal by C. Maguire

bloodyThe Bloody Book Bag Ordeal
by C. Maguire
194 pages – ages 9+
Published by CreateSpace on April 22, 2013

SUMMARY –  3rd grader Mary Fountain has bad luck. When her mom has finally gotten her to pronounce “pen” right (she pronounced it “pin”), pens keep causing her to get in trouble! Pens start leaking left and right! Worst of all, Mary gets accused of having something horrible in her backpack! And it’s not her fault that her sister put her dress on Mary’s bed and then ink got on it… Will the inky imperil ever stop?

WHAT I THOUGHT – I wasn’t sure if I would like this book – the title really threw me off (in reality, the book bag wasn’t bloody – it was ink from a red pen). The book is good, and actually quite funny. The plot shows how one disaster after another follows Mary. Mary is likeable character. She acts like someone her age would, and I like her creativeness. I like how she tries to be good, but whatever she does gets messed up. Ms. Maguire made all of her characters realistic and believable and that makes all the wacky stuff that happens even more funny. Ms. Maguire’s writing style is fun to read and kept me reading/interested in the book. The story is appropriate for all ages. I am glad I read this book!

I give this book 4 out of 5 bookworms!fourbooks

Categories: Age 9+

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15 replies

  1. This book sounds like fun to read. You do such a wonderful job with your blog and reviews.

  2. While red is my favorite color, I don’t like to see it in ANY liquid form. Interesting title choice. Great review, Superkid! Sounds like a worthy read.

  3. Yes, the title threw me off too as I read your review. But, it does sound like an entertaining book for kids.

  4. Yeah, rRik, the title threw me, too! I was hopoing it was something like a bloody nose or whatever lol

  5. I didn’t know if it was a mystery or what. Sounds like a fun book to read. Good review, Erik.

  6. The book cover is not very inviting. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this one.

  7. Sounds like a pretty good story, but I think it needs a new cover.

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