Tuesday, February 17, 2015

BLOG TOUR/REVIEW: BILLY BOBBLE MAKES A MAGIC WAND BY R.S. MELLETTE


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Welcome to my tour stop for Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand by R.S. Mellette. This is an upper middle grade, lower young adult sci-fi adventure novel that's perfect for the whole family. This tour runs Feb. 9-20th with reviews and interviews. Check out the tour page for more information.

About the Book:

Billy Bobble Version 4


"E = mc2 is no longer the most powerful force in the universe. Your wand is."
 Twelve-year-old Billy and his best friend Suzy Quinofski didn't mean to change the universe. Billy, a quantum physics prodigy, just wanted to find a way to help his hoarding, schizophrenic mother – and maybe impress a coven of older girls in high school. Suzy, his intellectual equal, wanted to help her friend and cling to her last remnant of childhood, a belief in magic. Together they made Billy a real, working, magic wand, and opened a door to the Quantum World where thoughts create reality, and all things – good and bad – are possible.

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MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

This was a fun book.  I am always on the look out for things that my son might want to read.  He does not enjoy reading at all (which hurts my heart) but if it's interesting enough he will sit thought it with me.  I think that he is going to enjoy this one.

I love stories about smart kids.  I love it when they continue being who they are whether they are liked or not.  We got to see the struggle that Billy and his best friend Suzy go through every day in High School trying to fit in.  Through it all they stay true to themselves, and search for new outlets for their knowledge.

Billy is a great character.  His home life sucks.  His mother is crazy and his brother had been in and out of trouble with the law.  Billy is brilliant and trying to find a place in the world.  He enjoys being with his best friend Suzy performing experiments.

Suzy is a wonderful character as well.  She is a fiercely loyal friend to Billy.  Both she and Billy are teased relentlessly in school, and Suzy stands up for him all the time.  She never makes Billy feels bad about the way his mother makes them live.

There is a group of witches that tease Billy and Suzy all the time.  Billy is determined to teach them that magic isn't read.

One day one of Billy's experiments goes awry.  He disappears in front of Suzy's eyes, and Suzy is the one that gets picked up by the police and questioned.  The story just gets more and more exciting from there on.

This was such a fun ride.  So many things were going on, and it was so great to see Billy and Suzy support each other through all the changes.  They get involved with helping the Government, and its fantastic.

If you enjoy adventure, magic, mystery, and friendships you will enjoy this book.  It is a wonderful middle grade book.  

Source:  I received this book as part of a book tour.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.


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About the Author: 

R.S. Mellette has written, directed, designed and acted in theatre, film, television, and publishing for over 30 years. His credits in various jobs include XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, NUTTY PROFESSOR II: THE KLUMPS, BLUE CRUSH, and his own JACKS OR BETTER, which won Dances With Films Best Screenplay award in 2000. He has been working with the festival ever since.
His novel, Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand, released in December 2014 from Elephant’s Bookshelf Press. For novelists, Mellette blogs for From The Write Angle. For filmmakers, he writes for Dances With Films.
 Also find him on AmazonGoodreadsTwitter and Facebook.

Giveaway:
1st Prize- *signed* copy of Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand
2nd Prize- Season two of Xena: Warrior Princess
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11 comments:

  1. Funny how those that don't like to read, like to be read too. Glad he liked this one and you as well!

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  2. Glad you liked this one. I hope your son does enjoy it!

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    1. I think he will. It's a fun book, so I think it will keep him interested :)

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  3. I'm really glad you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

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    1. My pleasure Candace :)! It was a great book

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  4. I read a review for this on Candace's blog and I thought it sounded like a great MG read. I added it to my kids' list for when they are a tad bit older.

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    1. It is a good one. My son is only 10 and I think that he will like it, but we shall see :)

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  5. I love when science collides with fun! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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    1. My pleasure. I think that is why my son will enjoy it so much :)

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  6. I wish I had mnore time to read middle grade -- also love books about smart kids!

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