Thursday, August 23, 2012
A Bad Day For Voodoo by Jeff Strand
When your best friend is just a tiny bit psychotic, you should never actually believe him when he says, "Trust me. This is gonna be awesome."
Of course, you probably wouldn't believe a voodoo doll could work either. Or that it could cause someone's leg to blow clean off with one quick prick. But I've seen it. It can happen.
And when there's suddenly a doll of YOU floating around out there—a doll that could be snatched by a Rottweiler and torn to shreds, or a gang of thugs ready to torch it, or any random family of cannibals (really, do you need the danger here spelled out for you?)—well, you know that's just gonna be a really bad day.
A Bad Day for Voodoo was an okay middle grade novel. I didn't like it, but I didn't hate it. The over the top, ridiculous situations got to be a bit too much at times. Most of the book had me laughing, but sometimes I just had to roll my eyes. Chapter 28 in particular made me want to slam my head against the wall. Other parts, such as re-finding Mr. Click, made me chuckle. Aside from the ridiculous humor in the book, the plot was interesting. It kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what crazy situations Tyler and his friends were going to get in next, or how they were going to get themselves out of the current one. The only character I really liked was Kelley. She was the least annoying of the group. Most of the time she was very level headed. She rarely panicked in a crisis. The rest of the characters were kind of annoying. Adam made horrible jokes that weren't funny at inappropiate times. He was a horrible friend to Tyler. When he thought Tyler was mad at him he would get whiny and annoying until Tyler forgave him. This book just wasn't for me. I didn't really care for the sense of humor. Just because I don't like it doesn't mean others won't. My husband is reading it and really likes it. I guess I just don't have the sense of humor for it. I reccomend it for fans of comdey and puntasticular jokes. I also reccomend it for fans of There Goes the Galaxy by Jenn Thorson.
I give A Bad Day for Voodoo: 2.5/5
My husband gives it a 4/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, Source Books, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.