Saturday, September 12, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Oscar and the Amazing Gravity Repellent by Tina L. Peterson


Oscar Schmidt is a klutz and gravity is his nemesis - it pulls him down, trips him up, and helps the neighborhood bullies make his life all-around awful. But when Oscar finds an abandoned train caboose one day after school, everything changes. Inside, he discovers a magical potion: Dr. Oopsie's Amazing Gravity Repellent. Along with his best friend, Asha, Oscar learns what happens when he defies the laws of nature. But when the caboose comes under attack from a group of bullies, Oscar's reaction puts his worst enemy in serious danger. Oscar must face the consequences of his actions, figure out right from wrong, and learn how to stand up for himself. A heartwarming mix of sweet humor and whimsical fantasy, young readers will immediately fall in love with Oscar's tale and easily relate to the real-life issues at the story's core.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 9 months


Oscar is a little boy who is a klutz. He is always hurting himself or messing things up. After school one day he finds a caboose full of things like fingers and rats. He also finds gravity repellent and goes on amazing adventures. 

My favorite character is Asha because she is smart and thinks everything through. She doesn't complain when she breaks her leg and she stays strong. 

My favorite part is when they float upside down because they just start laughing and that made me laugh a full belly laugh!

I recommend this book to people who love hilarious adventures and wonderful details. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 and up.