# of pages: 192
Suggested Age: 9-13
Publisher: Random House
Summary: Tamaya Dhilwaddi and Marshall Walsh have been walking home from school since forever. When one day Marshall leads Tamaya to a (Shortcut) There Chad (a bully in the school) finds them walking home together and grabs Marshall and trys to beat him up. Tamaya freaks out and all she can do is to grab a handful of this fuzzy mud and throw it at Chad’s face. Tamaya grabs Marshall and they run home. The next day they come to school and Chad doesn’t show up. And what’s even worse is that her hand she used to throw mud at chad is hurting and blistering bad. The doctor thinks that it’s just an allergic reaction but Tamaya thinks otherwise. If her hand is hurting and Chad isn’t there something bad’s happened to Chad. And she is going to try to find him one way or another.
Characters: I enjoyed this read. My favorite character was Chad. Just learning about this characters life and feeling the sorrow and saddness of his life and why he is so sad was so juicy and good.
What I liked: Again I have been blown away by Louis Sachar. Kids will gobble this book up and enjoy every second of it! Just like I did. While the story is short I really liked this story and how you got to read the reports of how they judged the maker of this disaster. I really enjoyed the
What I didn’t like: This book was really short and was filled with silliness It’s the story of mutant bacteria breaking out on a town. He makes it sound more light-hearted than it really should be and made it feel like it came and was nothing and then passed. I really wanted to learn more about Tamaya’s emotional state and seeing how she reacted to the town being under quarantine.
THIS BOOK COMES OUT…. August 4th 2015