Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Dead Possums Are Fair Game

Friday, November 20, 2015

Book Review - Dead Possums Are Fair Game

Dead Possums Are Fair Game

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About the Book
The world would be a better place without math or messy roommates. At least, that’s what Ella Hunter believes. Life is about keeping order and avoiding long division, fractions, or really anything with an equal sign.

As the end of the school year approaches, the fifth-grade teachers at Victor Waldo Elementary conclude there’s not enough time to complete a new math unit before summer break. Great news for math-phobic Ella, right?

Wrong! The teachers decide instead to have their students host the first-ever Math Fair. And the fair project is worth two major math grades.

Add in one dead possum plus two horrible roommates who come to stay while their house is being renovated, and you have an equation for disaster. Ella is headed for summer school and math tutoring for sure. Can she stop her troubles from multiplying before it’s too late?

My Take on the Book
This was a great book for middle readers! What I loved about the book was that not only did it entertain but it also was educational too. Beyond this though I was impressed with the characters within the book too. The main character reminded me a lot of my oldest daughter, especially in regards to her perfection-driven life.

The book itself was well-written and as a reader you really relate to Ella as well as the other characters in the book. The book is full of life lessons that are shared in a way that educates, but it does not feel forced. The book also was a fast read and in the end you will find that you will get through this book very quickly because of how well-written this was!

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