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|Length: 320 pages||Age Level: 8 - 12||Grade Level: 3 - 7|
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- Book 1 of 4 in Timmy Failure (4 Book Series)
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I absolutely refuse to sugarcoat this review but this book was three parts incredible and twelve parts amazing. The characters were enjoyable, the writing was clever and comical, and the storyline was stellar. This was a book that anyone with a good sense of humor will enjoy at any age. One of the more cohesive aspects, to me, was the dialogue. I found it overwhelmingly believable, even if Timmy sometimes spoke to an intellectual level that would normally seem a little out of reach for his age--it was his character that made it believable and subsequently hilarious.
Even though the main rivalry in the book seems a bit one-sided, Timmy more than makes up for it by his most astute observations. He also makes up for the antics of his polar bear partner who seems to get in the way more often than he helps. Timmy Failure is quickly on his path to greatness, though he would probably argue he's already most of the way there.
In all honesty, this book made me laugh out loud on a consistent basis. I simply could not put it down. And it's because of all these reasons that Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is the most exciting series I've ever cracked into and even though I do not know when book No. 2 will be written/made available to the general public, it will be all I desire until I can have it.Read more ›
From the very first line the book draws you in and makes you fall in love with its universe and the writing only gets stronger from there. This has been described as the next diary of a wimpy kid and as a cross between diary and calvin and hobbes and the influence of the latter on Pastis is undeniable as seen in the protagonist, who has many qualities shared by Calvin ( He has noted the influence himself several times in the past). Personally I think the book is its own thing and can stand on its own merits.
While there are quite a few plot threads that seem to get dropped without much explanation, readers will still be satisfied. While this is a kids book officially, it is really for all ages as adults will appreciate some parts that kids might not.
Timmy is a protagonist who is an outsider of sorts but comments on the adult world in a way that anyone who is frustrated can relate to. The unreliable narrator in fiction is not always done well but Pastis nails it here.
All in all a great novel for kids nine and up and for adults and teens as well.
As for the book itself, the plot is insane, the pictures are mediocre, and the main character is an absolute weirdo. He's a smart kid with no concept of reality (is the polar bear real, or is it like Hobbes?) as he goes from one misadventure to the next.
There are some absolutely hilarious bits mixed in with some absolutely awkward ones, but for me the bottom line is that some of my reluctant readers have really embraced the story and are loving the book.
Meet Detective Failure. No, not really. Instead, meet Timmy Failure, just a normal kid with dreams so big they make Walter Mitty’s fantasies look like idle fancies. Living with just his single mom and his sidekick Total (a 1,500 pound polar bear but that’s neither here nor there), Timmy spends his days solving crimes for the other kids in his class. He may not be very good at it but it’s a living.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You should buy this book. NOW.
It is a great book, it is very funny. I have all the books int the series so far. Stephan Pastis, KEEP WRITING TIMMY FAILURE. Read more
My son and I read it together. Was a good way to end the day.
He liked it so much that is time to buy the 2nd one.
I chose this rating because the book is cool and the bear is what I don't like he's to lazyPublished 1 month ago by Coryon DeShawn Moss
Very entertaining for children. My son absolutely loved it. He reads at a 7th grade level and I believe this was a 4th or 5th grade level and he still enjoyed the storyPublished 3 months ago by Nata
My 4th grade grandson was less than thrilled when he got it but he read it quickly and asked for another one in the series. Guess he liked it more than he expected to.Published 3 months ago by Ann
My kid loved it, would buy other books. It is smarter than wimpy kid.Published 3 months ago by Samantha
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