Monday, March 14, 2016
A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius by Stacey Matson
I totally loved this book! Written in the form of 13 year old Arthur's Reading Journal, school newspaper articles, e-mails to Kennedy, his writing partner who he has a crush on, and his notes about tutoring Robbie, his nemesis, the story is simple to read in short bursts. I like the teacher's responses to some of his writing attempts and the cartoon illustrations. I enjoyed the book so much that I read parts of it aloud to my husband and daughter who also thought it was hilarious. Throughout the book, Arthur is also dealing with his mother's death and his father's sadness and the general life of a 7th grader. I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it!