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Made You Look [Kindle Edition]

Diane Roberts
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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When his parents surprise Jason with a family vacation to California, he is totally excited. Not only will he get to fly, he’ll have a chance to try out for Masquerade Mania! That’s before he learns that they will be camping cross-country in a sardine can (at least that’s what the contraption looks like). Jason’s willing to do just about anything to get a chance to be on Mania. But isn’t wearing pink underwear, enduring the stares of fellow campers, and putting up with his pain-in-the-neck sister above and beyond the call of duty?


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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-6-Sixth-grader Jason Percy and his friend Freddy love the TV game show Masquerade Mania: its hosts throw pies and make contestants jump into vats of Jell-O. When Jason's parents decide to drive from their Texas home to Los Angeles for summer vacation, they invite Freddy to go with them. With his friend as his coach, Jason hopes to get on the show and win fabulous prizes. Unfortunately, the trip west involves madcap disasters thanks to the pop-up Camp'otel that attaches to the roof of their SUV, making them the laughingstock of every campground they enter. This fast-paced first novel will be a big hit, especially with reluctant readers. The dialogue-packed story features over-the-top elements that may be too much for some readers, but they fit perfectly in this funny book.
Genevieve Gallagher, Orange County Public Library, VA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

“The story is as high energy as the game show itself, punctuated with witty details of the everyday life of junior-high boys and topped off with a highly satisfying, wish-fulfilling conclusion. . . . Light hearted summer reading fun.”—The Bulletin, Recommended

“This light, fun fiction marks a solid start for Roberts.”—Publishers Weekly


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Product Details

  • File Size: 328 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling (February 4, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001RLTF9I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,087,617 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and great fun! May 23, 2003
Format:Hardcover
Diane Roberts has crafted a book filled with funny characters, funny situations, realistic dialogue, and a great game show that kids will love. My 12 year old daughter read it all in one night, way past her bedtime because she couldn't put it down. I finally got ahold of it and ended up sitting in a cold tub because I didn't want to stop reading.
Grab your funny bone and prepare to laugh at this wonderful first novel by a very funny writer.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cross-country madness January 4, 2004
A Kid's Review
Format:Hardcover
This book is funny. When he put on his dinosaur head and peanut butter and jelly fell onto him, I fell off the couch laughing. If your mom is forcing you to read, you should read this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Made You Look November 23, 2005
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
The book I'm reviewing is Made You Look. The author is Diane Roberts. This book takes place most of the time in a camper and at some campgrounds on their way to California. This book is a comedy book for all ages, a pretty short read at 150 pages.

The main character is Jason. He is the star of the book that tries to get on to Masquerade Mania (which is a show in the book) no mater what. He is a character who always jokes around. Freddy is his friend who is willing to do whatever he can for Jason. He is even willing to help him get on to Masquerade Mania. Finally, Amberson is the bully who copies and or ruins Jason's dreams.

Jason's family bought the Death Camper from their aunt and uncle. But the aunt and uncle were glad on get rid of the camper, because every camping trip they went to they had bad luck. Like one time, a poisonous snake had bitten their uncle and he puffed up like a balloon.

When Jason found out that Freddy could come on the camping trip he totally went crazy and ran like the wind over to Freddy's house. He and Freddy couldn't wait to get packing and leave for California. That meant they were closer to Masquerade Mania than they had ever been before.

Mom had an idea to make a suggestion box to where they should go in California. The family could write down three places for each person. To give one extra suggestion Mom came up with a quiz for every state.

My favorite part of the book was when the finally made it to California, and met the old lady who let them tour her house. She had been a famous movie star and her house was an old mansion that was filled with movie props.

I would recommend this book to anybody who likes to read comedy or is looking for a light quick read. I give it ***** 5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Made you Look November 23, 2005
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
Made You Look by: Diane Roberts

I read the book Made you look by Diane Roberts. I thought that this book sounded like it was written by a kid. This book was also very predictable. I think that kids can relate to the feelings of the main character in this book who really wants something and tries to get it even though the chances are slim.

The main character in this book is Jason and he really wants to get on to the show Masquerade Mania with the beautiful Jasmine and funny Desmond O'. Jason really thinks that he'll get his chance because his whole family is going to go to California!

When Jason and his family go to pick up his dad at from a business trip at the airport, Jason gets a big surprise. They're not flying to California; they're driving in their Aunt and Uncle's camp'otel. Jason is shocked. He'll still be the only one in his class who has never flown on an airplane. Jason spends the time with his family traveling to California (along with his friend Freddy) without complaining. Will things turn out the way Jason hoped they will or will the whole trip just be a pie in the face?

Read Made you Look by Diane Roberts to find out what happens to Jason and if his big plans come true. This book is 160 pages and I think that kids who like some comedy will really like it. You might even find yourself relating to Jason's problems!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun - Fun - Fun! May 29, 2003
By Cjm
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Diane Roberts Made Me Look for sure! I had great fun reading this book and I know my children will as well. I hope to see a lot more from this writer!
I highly recommend this book for your middle grade reader!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jack's November 18, 2005
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
In this book the main characters are Jason and Freddy and they are funny characters. When Jason and Freddy were in Jason's living room and they were watching their favorite TV show, when some guy won a trip to Hawaii. Then Jason goes on his IM and his dad signs on so he starts to talk to him, hi dad (he was in California because of his work). Hi son, he typed back. Then Jason got an idea! Dad, could Mom and I come and visit you? He typed. Before Jason knew what was happening, his dad and mom were on the phone talking and arranging the hotel reservations. Jason's favorite TV show was live in California. When they got there, they had a box of choices and everyone put in a suggestion. Jason wanted to get on the TV show and win something, but his family tricked him.

My favorite part of the book is when Jason's mom dyes Jason's underwear pink because the author has a sense of humor and wanted to share it.

I liked this book because it was funny and I enjoyed the characters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PCE student review April 27, 2007
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
I am writing this review on Made You Look by Diane Roberts because it is one of my all time favs! This book is about how Jason, the main character, is trying to get on the hot T.V. show Masquerade Mania. My favorite character is Jason, because when he wants something, he goes the whole nine yards to make it happen, even driving cross-country from Texas to California in his grandparents` giant sardine can, their camp`otel. The main reason he wants to be on the T.V. show isn`t just to meet the master of ceremonies, Jasmine, or Desmond O the host, oh no, it is to win a trip to Hawaii and movie tickets for a whole year!

Read Made You Look to find out if Jason makes it big on Masquerade Mania, or does he miss out on the vacation of a lifetime? I love this book because it is the funniest comedy of all time. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good laugh!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Made You look by Diane Roberts
This is funny and witty. If you've ever heard Diane Roberts in real life, you would know she is vivacious and charming with her energetic stories. Read more
Published 10 months ago by C. Speck
5.0 out of 5 stars PCE Student Review
My favorite book is Made You Look by Diane Roberts. My favorite character is Jason because he is funny and creative. Read more
Published on April 27, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars PCE student review
I am writing this review on Made You Look by Diane Roberts because it is one of my all time favs! This book is about how Jason, the main character, is trying to get on the hot... Read more
Published on April 27, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST BOOK EVER!!!!
I just loved the book. It was written so well by Diane Roberts. My favorite part was when the mother dyed his underwear PINK!! I just LOVED it!!!
Published on December 7, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars Made You Look
Made You Look

By Diane Roberts

Made you Look by Diane Roberts is a Fictional book that takes place in mostly California and Texas. Read more
Published on November 23, 2005
1.0 out of 5 stars Jack's review
In this book the main characters are Jason and Freddy and they are funny characters. When Jason and Freddy were in Jason's living room and they were watching their favorite TV... Read more
Published on November 18, 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Review
Made You Look by Diane Roberts. It's a 100-150-page chapter book. The setting of the book is Texas and they are traveling to California. Read more
Published on November 18, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars "Made You Look" is the real deal!!
I wish I had written this one! Diane Roberts has hit the ball out of the park. "Made You Look" had me in stitches from the word go. Read more
Published on September 12, 2003 by David Davis
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