The Outstanding Life of an Awkward Theater Kid by Ted Kluck, illustrated by Daniel Hawkins ~ Review

My Review:

Flex has a reputation as a middle school jock, but her is willing to do anything to get the attention of KK, the girl of his dreams who happens to really like theater. After a disastrous audition he lands a role in Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale, but KK seems to be paying attention to everyone but him.

But will his fear of failure become Flex's downfall?

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, as I have read nonfiction books by Ted Kluck that are decidedly very different from this one here. Fast paced with a conversationally toned narrative, from the perspective a young teen, Flex. The story is also supplemented by comic style illustrations that help to tell the story and fit the style of the book.

At first I was skeptical of this book, and I wasn't too keen on him referring to how "hot" this girl was, but by the end I was won over. The storytelling is engaging, and fun, with relatable humor. The target audience is Middle School age tweens and teens.

A fun filled, relatable read, casual, engaging and highly enjoyable. I loved how Flex is honest and vulnerable, he learns a lot about trusting God, making friends, and sharing his faith.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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