I would like to welcome my niece Chloe to Me, My Books and I. Chloe is also a keen book reader and from now on she is going to have a regular spot on my blog where she will be sharing her thoughts on the books that she reads.
“Luke Thorpe is a fifteen-year-old wimp. Excellent at maths and terrible at sport, he’d rather keep his head down and get on with his schoolwork. Yet, mysterious and uncontrollable changes in his behaviour and appearance – patches of hair growing rapidly, howling rather than singing the hymns in assembly, sudden growth spurts causing his clothes to rip off – are threatening to rocket him out of obscurity.
Join Luke on a journey of discovery, embarrassing mishaps and hilarity as he gets to the bottom of his werewolf roots, joins a pack, and finds himself en route to war against the vampires (whose number include a rather wimpy, but familiar face)…”
I have chosen this book because the simple, yet interesting front cover caught my eye on an online website, also from the reviews of this and the other Tim Collins books.
I enjoyed reading this book simply because it is about a regular teenagers life (going to school, doing tests and assessments), but this teenagers life has an unusual secret, a twist on daily routine.
My favourite character has to be the main character – Luke Thorpe, because throughout the book his moods change, at the beginning he seems paranoid about what people would think about his ‘abnormal change’, but as the book progressed Luke embraced his ‘change’, not thinking of it as a condition but rather a gift. I also loved Luke’s typical teenage crush on another character called Chloe, I felt the awkwardness between the two characters when they were together.
This would be an ideal book for people who are daunted by pages and pages of writing because this book has various illustrations showing you exactly what is happening. I enjoyed this factor of the book as it shows you how everyone looks and the emotions on their faces. I would recommend this book to boys and girls between the ages of 8 – 13 years old, this is because the book has a mixture of humour, adventure, action and the thoughts of a typical awkward teenager.
Overall a brilliant read, but has left me hoping and waiting for part two!