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Book Review: Planet Tad by Tim Carvell

Join Tad as he journeys from the 7th grade to the 8th grade in Tim Carvell’s quirky novel about a year in the life of an average middle schooler. Kidzworld reviews Planet Tad.

Tad's Resolutions

Tad has five New Year’s resolutions this year:

  1. Finish 7th grade
  2. Learn how to kickflip
  3. Get girls to notice him
  4. Start shaving

His fifth resolution is to start a blog, detailing nearly every day of his life for one year. Over the course of the year, Tad gets shot down by a few girls, is forced to participate in his sister’s recital, begins growing a mustache (at least he thinks so) and coughs up over $300 to fix his friend’s dad’s camera.

Strange Wonders of the Universe

He also ponders strange wonders of the universe, like why no one can tell that Hannah Montana is just Miley Cyrus in a wig, or why Luigi never questions why he and Mario are called the Mario Brothers, or why it’s a big deal that Sam won’t eat green eggs in ham in the Dr. Seuss book. Green eggs and ham doesn’t sound like the healthiest meal choice, after all.

The Bottom Line

Planet Tad by Tim Carvell has a similar feel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It’s quirky, it’s written in diary format and it has accompanying illustrations. If you love a quick humorous read, you’ll love Planet Tad.

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This is what think about it,  yes the filter is very unfair, I got frozen ones for saying gay and gay means happy, if someone says a word a lot in chat the filter will block it and everyone else that says that word will get a warning and that's not fair. Yes some people use words that aren't accepted but words like ####### isn't allowed I get warned for that like we all know that that is and it's not a bad thing, I think this, All day it should be a kid site but ones 9 rolls around it should be a site for all the teens, all of the teens stay up during the 10 11 12 hours, yeah the teens has social media but this is a place to meet new people and have friendships, you can't do that with ####### or #########. I like this site, it's a place for everyone and everyone has friends and is accepted here but if this is a kid site then people 12+ should have their accounts locked since it is a kid site. 
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AlphaT
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