January 21, 2011

Friday's for the Guys: Guest Student Review - Kevin's Point of View

On Friday's I highlight books that are great for boys. 
Today I'm very excited because I have my first BOY guest reviewer!

Kevin's Point of ViewTitle: Kevin's Point of View
Author: Del Shannon

From Goodreads
To escape the emotional turmoil of his father’s death 12-year-old Kevin Tobin has retreated inside himself, developing his imagination into a dangerous foil and a powerful ally. While he antagonizes everyone with his superhero antics, his ability to escape inside himself becomes critical to his survival after his life is once-again turned upside down a year after his father’s death. When a mysterious package arrives in the mail, Kevin and his best friend are hunted by a ruthless villain who is determined to retrieve the package, which holds the key to his plans for world domination. After enlisting Kevin’s teenage sister and her pizza-delivery boyfriend in a battle for control over time itself, the group escapes into the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado and eventually discover that Kevin’s entire existence is because of the love of someone we never expected.
Student Guest Review

*Likes: I liked the 3rd point of view of almost every character.  I like that Kevin somehow ends up with a device that he doesn't even know what it does.  He soon finds out after clicking random buttons.  He blows a hole right threw his wall!  A person called Devin was the person who was gonna get it and as you heard Kevin got it instead.  Devin soon finds out who gets it and he goes after him with no stop!
*Dislikes:  Well nothing really but this that wonders me how Kevin's dad was alive again and Devin disappeared and another thing u will find out later in the book.

*Main characters: Kevin,Devin,his best friend,his sister, and his sisters boy friend
*Setting: Boulder, Colorado USA

*Plot:  Kevin gets a device that controls something that is beyond power imaginable,  and a evil guy named Devin is after him and he wants the device called the influxitron.


  1. Thanks for such a great review. I am always looking for books that will appeal to the boys in my classroom and this sounds like it will fit the bill. What age range do you think that this best appeals to?

  2. Thanks for the great review. It sounds like a book I'd like.

  3. There could have been a better cover on this one! I have it on reserve and hope to read it soon.