Imagine a summer schedule looking something like this: June-rejoice briefly about the end of school, then lapse into boredom. July-go to grandma's house and end up getting bored there.
Imagine a summer schedule looking something like this: June-rejoice briefly about the end of school, then lapse into boredom. July-go to grandma's house and end up getting bored there. August-boredom, and the rest of summer in your room. September-Back To School!
Well, not for Judy Moody! Not this year at least. Judy has a great idea, an idea for a NOT bummer summer! This exciting, hysterical, and emotionally descriptive page-turner by Megan McDonald was one of the best movie-based books I've ever read! And this is the way the story goes: Judy Moody calls a club meeting (T.P. stands for Toad Pee) after school to discuss plans for a not bummer summer with her friends. No one could be more excited than Judy Moody! Unfortunately, her excitement was short-lived.
As it turns out, two of her friends are leaving for the summer! One is going to circus camp, and one is going to Boreno. Even Judy's parents are leaving for California to help Gramps, leaving Judy and her little brother Stink with their Aunt Opal. So "lucky" Judy has to stay home with her Aunt and be "bored-e-o" in her room, reading Nancy Drew books.
Then, she is hit by a brilliant idea to make this summer the most exciting one ever, even with her far-away friends: a competition to experience the most thrills! Whoever gets to 100 "thrill points" first, wins! Even her little brother gets into the act… on the trail of something big…
The best thing about this book was the adventure, the humor, and it's visible plot. It was a fun, easy read. The characters were the type that you care about, and you can relate to them. This book made me laugh, and cheer, and I was constantly on the edge of my seat. Join Judy on her adventure with Big-Foot, Stink, and Aunt Opal and get sucked up into this tale. I recommend this book to anyone from 8-12 years old, although younger and older folks might enjoy it to!