Superheroes Don’t Eat Veggie Burgers

Superheroes Don't Eat Veggie BurgersWritten by Gretchen Kelley

Charlie is starting 6th grade and middle school. He has his best friend, Franki, to help him adjust. She’s not afraid of anything. Charlie tries to at least survive. At the center of the story there is a science notebook that might or might not be magic. When Charlie writes in it, he writes as if he’s a superhero saving the day. Things may or may not be happening because of what Charlie writes. I really don’t know how to write this review because the story is all over the place. There are the typical middle school bullies. Lots of mean and embarrassing things occur. There are first loves and crushes, even an accidental kiss. The story is odd, and confusing, and forced. I’ve taught 6th grade and I think Kelley should have made the characters a year older. Yes, there is a difference in just a year. But then again, that wouldn’t have really fixed the story, so never mind. This wasn’t super at all.

Review by Teresa Edmunds, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★✩✩✩ (2 stars)
Interest Level: Grade 6

Superheroes Don’t Eat Veggie Burgers
Written by Gretchen Kelley
Henry Holt and Company
266 pages
Release Date: March 15, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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