This book is way different than anything I have ever read. I have read all of this authors books and I would say it is the most off the wall. That's saying alot because most of his books are off the wall. This book is about 2 young girls who are the best of friends. They experience a lot of things no kids should experience all while singing.
Wow Is there anything this man can't write! So witty and hilariously grotesk I found myself humming the words! The Chrome valley Junction academy is becoming one of my favorite series. Each book takea you deeper into the twisted yet comical mind of the Amazing Author Andrew Makay. I cannot wait to see what he come up with next!
This was insane! I laughed my butt off and cried like a baby. Memories of my childhood came flooding back. Andrew Mackay sure was on the mark with this one. As a joke, Vicky and Lizzie pulled a stunt on their class. They got the very first period and boy did they over dramatize the event. Blood everywhere and squirting from between their legs. My first period was nothing like that, lol. But they were caught by Jody and that started a fight. That fight lead to another fight and a close friendship to end. This story touched on suicide and the possible signs. It showed that there is no age limit to suicide. There are many reasons for a person to want to kill them selves, such as being molested by a parent or family member, being blamed for something life changing, when you didn’t do anything wrong. You never know what is happening to a person or what is going through their mind. Andrew Mackay has a sick sense of humor when it comes to his writing, but he usually has a touchy subject in his books and he lands them with grace and sensitivity. That’s what makes his books so good.
Before I comment on the book itself, may I just point your attention to the really cool blurb. It is not often you see a blurb written in limerick, but it really does set the tone for this book, as its a satirical musical comedy, and the characters really do keep bursting into song and dance numbers.
This is easily one of the most bizarre, quirky but fun books I have ever read, and I have a feeling I really do want to read the next book in the Chrome Junction Academy series. This was surprisingly for me a rather quick book to read, and I really enjoyed seeing what would happen next.
For what started as a regular week in the life of two twelve year old girls who spend their days at school, it very quickly turned into a week I doubt they would ever forget, and not for good reasons. I can't tell you what happens as you wouldn't believe me if I did.
This is not a book for the easily offended, if you only want a book that is in good taste, no profanity and all happy and smiley then this won't be for you. If on the other hand you are open minded, like a laugh and take everything at face value and with a pinch of salt, like I did, then you may really enjoy this book.
The best way I can describe this book is the comedy level of South Park, I don't always find it funny but something keeps me watching, and that same in this book. At points I did feel very ill at some of the scenes, and I'd like to call Vicky and Lizzie all manner of bad words, but yet there was something believable with all the characters in the school, and there was something that kept me reading.
I also liked that there were references in this book to the authors other books, and the author himself made a cameo of sorts in the book, although if you haven't looked at his back catalogue titles you may not even realise. Equally I spotted a joke in there about his next book which isn't out yet, which also really made me smile.
As I said above this is a musical comedy, and I could really picture the students breaking off from what they were doing and having these big song and dance numbers in a rude version of High School Musical. In fact half of me would have loved a soundtrack, the other half would love to see this on the stage, think it would really attract a fabulous audience that way. Some of the songs you will recognise, others I believe are new to the book but you sort of got a feel for the rhythm of the lyrics if not the tune.
Please don't look at the title and be put off by the mention of periods, they are poked fun of, but this isn't a teenage angst book, and there is plenty more in the book too, assorted topics that the mickey is taken from.
This book is as far from politically correct as you can get, and I think because of that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I may not be 100% about the ins and outs of what good satire is, but this was a book that the way I read it, as an amusing story really worked for me.
This may be the first book I have read by Andrew Mackay but I have a feeling it won't be the last.
Hitting puberty is rough on the best of us, but when you're at the bottom of the barrel it can turn into a bit of a dramatic musical production! The way that Mackay portrays the angst of preteen girls is freakily accurate and makes me question his research methods.
This would make the perfect gift for that special female in your life, no, not the young girl about to menstrate for the first time, but the more mature woman about to be done with that phase of life.
I can't wait to see what madness is in store for us in the next installment of this series!
kindle unlimited, amazon wouldn't publish the blurb etc part of review on amazon or uk even though published the blurb on their site, in full, so very abbreviated review, odd, second for the chrome junction academy books, first was the Mr Pond one, some others that are extremely odd can be seen in writer's list of books, favorites of mine are the In Their Shoes series but always subject to change
ARC reader here. OMG... Andrew has done it again, his devilishly creative mind has yet again kicked out a story that, even though I have been out of it on NyQuil because of the flu, I was able to get this book down in a few hours and take my mind off my chills, aches, runny nose, sneezing and fever. I was ready to break out in song and run around my room singing at the top of my lungs... Call it delirious with fever if you like, I choose to be high on Lizzie and Vickie, thank you very much...
I didn't know what to expect from this book but is was really interesting to read.If you like lots of Blood and kids pranks than this is the book for you.I liked where the girls kinda cried wolf then the real thing happened, was hilarious. -Adele