Ricky is an animal loving eighth grade boy with 29 animals in his home. The only person Ricky knows who has more pets than him is his science teacher, Mr. Johnston. When Mr.
Ricky is an animal loving eighth grade boy with 29 animals in his home. The only person Ricky knows who has more pets than him is his science teacher, Mr. Johnston. When Mr. Johnston's classroom gets vandalized, knocking down pet cages and causing the death of a few animals, (including Mr Johnston's favorite, a boa constrictor named Bogart), Ricky, along with friend Augie, feel the need to help out. But how will they keep their plan a surprise, and still get everything to work out?
Read "Ricky," a book by Eric Walters, to find out how the story unfolds. Written in a first person perspective that brings out Ricky's character, this book is sure to please animal lovers, as well as some who don't appreciate animals as much. Although Eric Walters' style of quickly changing who is talking without indicating it so clearly can be a bit annoying, overall, the book is a great read.
Ricky is actually based on a true story from the author, Eric Walters', childhood. Eric, at that time, was known as Ricky, and is the main character in this book. The fact that this was a true story, and that the author experienced it himself, really makes the book a lot more realistic, and more enjoyable to read.
Grasping the unique viewpoint of an eight grade boy, Ricky is a great read for anyone interested in animals, or anyone interested in reading a good book.