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Mojo (2013)

by Tim Tharp(Favorite Author)
3.21 of 5 Votes: 1
0375864458 (ISBN13: 9780375864452)
Knopf Books for Young Readers
review 1: 3.5 stars. Pros: I like the writing, the balance of humor and angst, the extremely believable characters of Dylan and his friends, the focus on what it's like to be a very ordinary guy, as opposed to a guy with superpowers fighting a Great Evil. This is the real world where evil exists a little bit in everyone. Cons: The mystery never ended up being very mysterious to me and Dylan's role as a detective was a bit too obviously amateur. Maybe that was the point, but his extreme cluelessness when it came to figuring out what was going on was a bit frustrating. Believable, yes, but maybe I wanted to see just a teeny bit of non-ordinary-ness.
review 2: Through randombuzzers.com, a site full of fun stuff for teen readers, I was given an advanced reader's copy of this
... more book with the task to read it, review it, and spread the word about it. I do not care at all for mystery stories, and was thus not looking forward to reading it, but it was actually ok. It was definitely a very engaging book, and I have to appreciate it for the writing style if nothing else. I also liked how it combined the drama of everyday life as a teenager with the mystery of a missing girl. As far as the plot itself, it's hard for me to write a review because it simply is not the kind of book I like to read. Therefore I would definitely recommend it to any teenager who likes a mystery full of twists and turns as well as drama, but for those of us less interested in mystery, I rate it as an ok read. less
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Good enough for the young ones who are done with Nancy Drew, but not ready for adult titles.
strong male characters, well written, sorry to see it end!
Maybe because the audio narrator was so crap.
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