Middle-Grade Adventure: Cat Crimes and Wannabes
by Steven Whibley
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Middle-Grade Adventure: Cat Crimes and Wannabes (6th Grade Revengers Book 1) Kindle Edition.
Jared and Marcus aren’t like other 11-year-olds…they’re also Revengers. They fix problems and they’re awesome at it-at least, they will be if they ever get a chance to show off their skills. What they need is exposure. Luckily, they have the perfect target in mind: Jared’s sister’s boyfriend. He’s a jerky, wannabe rock star, a relentless bully and he smells like old gym socks.
Enough is enough. The tone deaf jerk’s days are numbered. There’s only one hitch: Marcus already offered their services elsewhere. A stray cat with serious aggression issues apparently has a whole neighborhood boarding up their windows. What the boys think will be an easy-money job quickly turns into a dangerous game of wits. The cat’s a monster. It takes all the ingenuity the boys can muster to deal with this beast.
Two targets at once. It’s time to prove themselves as the awesome after-school problem-solvers they know they are. That is, if their plan doesn’t backfire. Because they’ll either be feared fixers or a couple kids who can’t even take out a kitten.
Check Out What One Reader Had To Say Below!!
By Barb on September 5, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Of late, I cringe when I receive a request to do a book review, because the few I have completed have been hit and miss on the “worth reading” meter. Some are exceptional and some make me shake my head, wondering why the book was written in the first place. If the book is well-formatted, there are issues with stilted dialogue; if the dialogue is decent, there are issues with formatting, grammar, spelling, or punctuation. Then I received this request from Steve Whibley.
The opening chapter had me wondering if I’d made another mistake accepting this request because the scene seemed wooden, but I kept going and wasn’t disappointed that I did. Whibley appeared to get his flow and soon the story developed nicely. The dialogue was genuine-sounding (not easy to accomplish) and the story humorous and delightful. I actually grinned when I reached the end of Chapter One when the main character was brainstorming.
The mechanics were excellent. There was the occasional misuse of the word “like”, which is really not uncommon for people to make. Example: “The next day I walked Sky to school like always”, which should read “as always”.
It did not take long for me to develop a fondness for the primary character, Jared, and his friendship with Marcus. And when the two encountered the “Evil cat”, I thought I was going to lose it, it was such a well-written, descriptive scene.
There was no mention of who drew the artwork for the book, but it was exceptional.
Overall, this was a delightful story, full of adventure and I would highly recommend it for any reader within the designated age group.
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Steve believes in pixies and fairy dust, and the healing power of unicorns. When he's not writing epic tales of horned beasties, he's working as a look-a-like for Brad Pitt, Ryan Reynolds, Zac Efron, and Seal. He spends his free time training hairless mole rats to be service animals for the colorblind, and dreams of one day inventing a thanksgiving dish that will rival the infamous turducken.
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I am a father, a husband, and the author of several middle-grade and young adult novels. I have lived in Japan; volunteered in Thailand, Myanmar and Colombia; explored the ruins of Tikal, Angkor Wat, and Cappadocia; and swum with sharks in Belize.
My latest series, the 6th GRADE REVENGERS, grew from a childhood love of The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew, and RL Stein’s Goosebumps. The mysteries and adventures those kids got into carried me away when I was a kid, and I set out to write a series that would create the same experience for others.
To find out more about my books, please check out www.stevenwhibley.com