The Book of Nonsense by David Michael Slater

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Stars: ****

Summary: The book is ancient, ravaged and full of utter nonsense. But the moment it enters Daphna and Dexter’s lives, bizarre things begin to happen. Why is their father, who found the book, suddenly so distant? Is the old man who took it from him some kind of hypnotist? Why is a giant, red-eyed boy menacing them? And what does their thirteenth birthday have to do with all this? Daphna and Dexter can’t stand each other, but they’ll have to work together to learn the truth about the Book of Nonsense – before their lives come apart completely.

I’m sure most of you have seen reviews of this book already on other book blogs. I didn’t get my copy along with everyone else, I got one later from the author, the last hard copy actually.

If you don’t know, this book is designed for ages 10 and up but is considered teen fiction, probably because of the violence. There’s not a whole lot but there is some for sure.

The story is quite different from what else I’ve read and I for sure the plot gets a 5/5 but it wasn’t as well written as I was expecting which is why it has a 4/5. I’m not sure I can pinpoint anything wrong with it per say, it’s just not amazing which is what a 5/5 is.

I like how it alternates between being told by Dex and by Daphna so that you can see what each is thinking. There is a lot of talk about books and book collecting and if the reader doesn’t like books much and this is one of few books to read, they might get bored with the book talk. However those interested in magic and unusual things would like it.

I read this a few weeks ago so I’m having trouble remembering what to write as I’m sure any fellow book bloggers who may be reading this will understand. Be sure to check out the other reviews listed below for more opinions, they’re not all good!

Links of Interest: David Michael Slater’s Website, Interview with David Michael Slater at Breeni Books

Other Reviews: Lesa’s Book Critiques, Cheryl’s Book Nook , A Reader’s Respite, A Bookworm’s World, Bobbi’s Book Nook, Sharon Loves Books and Cats, Sophisticated Dorkiness, Breeni Books, Berger’s Book Reviews

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.