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Reviewed by Lorraine Carey for Readers' Favorite
Levi Sprocket is a slob and loves it! This story will leave you reeling with laughter as a young boy comes of age while he is fighting back his newly found physical changes that happen to all boys his age. He maybe the new age Pigpen from Charlie Brown. Sadly, he is torn between remaining as a boy and emerging into a young adult. He is labeled a slob by his family and friends. His acts of messiness and uncleanliness will have you in stitches! And the best part is that he loves his scrappy image, until his sister decides to help him clean up his act! As he tries out for a leading role in the school play all of his bodily changes seem to attack at once! Within the laughter you will actually feel empathy for him as he begins to be aware of his need to accept these changes and fit in. His grandma will save the day when she gives him a magical tool to help him get through his big night.
Debi Slinger writes with such humor and uses real life situations that will leave the reader not wanting this story to end. As I read some of the situations Levi experiences I couldn’t help but reflect on my own brother’s funny pubescent changes he went through. As a children’s literature specialist I can assure you this is a sure winner with young adult boys. It takes a lot to motivate young boys to read and I can just see them cracking up with every chapter of this book!