TJ and the Time Stumblers #2: AAAARGH!!!
Can't Go Wrong with Bill Myers!
My kids have been huge fans of Bill Myers' series...well, forever! His stories are adventurous, his characters are so easy to relate to, and the action delivers every time.
His new series deals with common issues young teens face...specifically in "AAAARRGH!!!", it's honesty. Too often what we say as parents and adults seems to go in one ear and out the other...
But let TJ, Tuna and Herby in on the lesson, and this is one that will stick! I love, love LOVE these new characters, and can't wait to read the entire series and share them with my now grown kids!
"TJ and the Time Stumblers" is a keeper, and no one asked me to say it...I picked up this copy myself! Highly recommended!
August 31, 2012
What a fun new series!
I remember reading Mr. Myers' book way back when "The Bloodhounds" series was new, so it was a treat for me to be able to read one of his newer series, T.J. and the Time Stumblers.
T.J. is just your average teenage girl trying to survive Middle School, and being visited by time traveling teens from the 23rd Century doesn't make things any easier. Join T.J., Herby and Tuna and their hilarious adventures as they learn valuable life lessons.
The second book in this series (I haven't read the first, but I was able to follow just fine) dealt with the consequences of cheating and how you might not see the consequences right away, but they are there nontheless. This is the kind of series that is fun to read, and kids are sure to love! This series was recommended to me by a friend and she was right they are funny! I especially thought that when the characters made mental lists inside their heads was just laugh out loud funny!
T.J.'s life is filled with stereotypical teenage types, but that doesn't detract from the charm, my guess is that if your kids like watching the Disney Channel or whatever they will find much more wholesome entertainment inside the pages of this book!
No review required. I checked this one out at my local library!
August 29, 2012
Epic - A must read
TJ Finkelstein is a seventh grader whose life turned up-side-down the day two goofball boys from the future crash landed into her life. And if that wasnÃ¢ÂÂt enough TJ has a girl from school trying to prove that TJÃ¢ÂÂs an alien, another girl trying to destroy her, and a little problem with a report she cheated on.
This book was hilarious! If youÃ¢ÂÂve ever read Bill Myers My Life AsÃ¢ÂÂ¦ series youÃ¢ÂÂll love the TJ and the Time Stumblers series.
June 11, 2012
TJ Finkelstein is back, this time with even more adventure and even more catastrophes.
In Aaaargh!!!, the second book in Bill Myers TJ and the Time Stumblers series, Jr. High still isnÃ¢ÂÂt going quite as TJ planned. SheÃ¢ÂÂs behind in her studies, sheÃ¢ÂÂs friends with the two most un-popular kids in school, and the schoolÃ¢ÂÂs most popular girl is trying to destroy her. Oh, and besides that everyone seems to think sheÃ¢ÂÂs crazy (Which totally isnÃ¢ÂÂt true. SheÃ¢ÂÂs just trying to deal with having two invisible guys from the 23rd-century following her around all the time).
Of course, having friends from the 23rd-century isnÃ¢ÂÂt always the most pleasant thing in the world. The ever helpful Herby and Tuna are once again causing mayhem wherever they go, while they try to help TJ with her latest book report. Naturally, by help I mean transporting pirates and talking parrots right off the pages of Treasure Island. Needless to say, having pirates randomly popping up in your room and at school isnÃ¢ÂÂt exactly a good thing, especially when theyÃ¢ÂÂre brandishing swords and firing cannons.
Nevertheless, as TJ muddles through this newest disaster she once again learns an important lesson; this time about the choices she makes and how they affect not only her, but the people around her.
I have to say, this book was absolutely wonderful. It definitely made me laugh, with the general all-around craziness going on (and the equally crazy characters), but I loved how it also had an important message in it about doing the right thing. If you have a tween kid I would absolutely recommend that they read this book.
July 21, 2011