Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Book Review: Vin and the Dorky Duet by Maggie Lyons

Title: Vin and the Dorky Duet
Publisher: Halo Publishing Int. & MuseItUp Publishing (Canadian e-book publisher)
ISBN: 978-1-61244-091-0 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-77127-073-1 (eBook)
Genre of Book: Children’s Chapter Book Adventure

About the Book:
A twelve-year-old boy named Vin, goes on a mission—reluctantly. He doesn’t share the optimism of the knights of old who embarked on impossible missions without a doubt they’d succeed. When magnetic compost heaps, man-eating bubble baths and other disasters erupt, Vin comes close to packing in the whole ridiculous business. He calls it Operation BS, his code name for a mission to introduce his sister to a boy she has a crush on. He doesn’t want to play matchmaker, but Meg’s promise to reward him with a David Beckham autographed soccer jersey is a decisive incentive.

Overall Thoughts:
If you are a fan of the Captain Underpants or Whimpy Kid series then you'll like this chapter book by Maggie Lyons. The main character "Vin" will relate to anyone who has a sibling always looking for ways to get you to do something you really don't want to do, especially boys with plotting sisters.This is also a great book for the reluctant reader. 

The pacing of the story is great and doesn't bog the reader down with details. This isn't an action packed adventure either. It's a contemporary chapter book about tween/teen life, making true friends and learning our actions always have consequences we might not always like or plan on.

Get a sneak peek of the book at http://youtu.be/Qtgtp_rnAZ4

Available wherever books are sold and online.

 About the Author: 
Maggie Lyons was born in Wales and brought up in England before gravitating west to Virginia’s coast. She zigzagged her way through a motley variety of careers from orchestral management to law-firm media relations to academic editing. Writing and editing nonfiction for adults brought plenty of satisfaction but nothing like the magic she discovered in writing fiction and nonfiction for children. Several of her articles, poetry, and a chapter book have been published in the children’s magazines Stories for Children Magazine and knowonder!

Follow Maggie Lyons at
Twitter @maggielyons66

You can find out more about Maggie Lyons through her World of Ink Network Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/9t24kgy

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