Saturday, November 26, 2016
BOOK REVIEW: Acne,Asthma, & Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon by Rena Rocford
Allyson fights acne, not trolls. As an inhaler-carrying member of the asthma society, she just wants to meet the father who turned her mother into a paranoid, move-across-the-nation freak. Now she’s trying to fit in at yet another school, but for the first time in her life, she has a best friend, Beth. When Allyson accidentally spits fire at kidnappers in the mall, she realizes why her father isn’t in the picture: she’s half dragon. Her acne? Emerging scales. Her asthma? The side effects of her dragon’s fire breath. Instead of freaking out, unflappable Beth reveals her own troll heritage and explains how things work with the supernatural creatures hiding within the modern world of smartphones and skyscrapers.
When trolls kidnap a unicorn, Beth gets blamed. Allyson is determined to prove Beth’s innocence and keep her friend off the unicorn chopping block. When they start looking for the kidnappers, they get a call from the last person they expect: Allyson’s father. He tries to warn them off, but he’s been put under a spell by the kidnappers to keep the victims from escaping. Nothing short of death can stop him. Now Allyson must choose between killing the father she’s always dreamed of, or letting her best friend die for a crime she didn’t commit.
REVIEW BY: Michaela, 12 years, 5 months
MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:
I loved this book! It was amazing!
I got pulled right in. The author wrote the character perfectly. It was like a movie because of all the descriptive scenes.
My favorite character is Beth because even though she is half-troll she cares about others. I felt bad because she was always getting pushed around.
My favorite part is when Allyson met John because it was so cute and romantic.
This book is great for anyone who likes magical creatures.
I give this book 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up.