Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sophomore Undercover by Ben Esch (Review)

Sophomore Undercover
By: Ben Esch
Review by: Lauren

Dixie is a social outcast of epic proportions, but that’s okay, because one day he will win the Pulitzer Prize for a journalistic assignment. In his sophomore year of High School, he thinks he’s found just the right one: drugs + football team=scoop of a lifetime. The only thing he has to do now is prove it, before he ends up being sent away for rehabilitation as everyone believes Dixie to be the true junkie.

Ben Esch’s debut novel is absolutely hilarious. Some of the instances are a bit too coincidental or lucky, but overall this is an amazing novel. Dixie might be the lowest of the low on the social ladder at his school, but he doesn’t let this get him down. He uses his crazy humor to see the bright side or simply make a joke that will have you forgetting how serious things are for him.

The whole cast of characters are unique and easy to distinguish, from Dixie’s school counselor Huggy Bear, his tormentor Rick, his brother Brandon, his love interest Brynn, to his menopausal newspaper teacher who Dixie gets stuck having to bring to the Homecoming Dance.

Sophomore Undercover was just released, and I’d definitely recommend it if you are looking for mystery, social ineptness, and absolute hilarity.


Diana Dang said...

I want to read this after finding out Dixie is Vietnamese, lol!

towerofbooks said...

This sounds like something I would enjoy!

Beth Kephart said...

Wow! Another Undercover! Looks like fun!

Brooke Reviews said...

Seeing this one everywhere! Can't wait to read it. :)

Steph Su said...

Yep, I've heard many good things about this book as well. Sounds kind of like John Green fans (aka ME) would enjoy it!

Bookworm said...

Love the cute cover!

Thao said...

Me too Diana!
Thanks for the review.

Karen Mahoney said...

This looks fantastic - first time I've even heard of it... *hangs head in shame* ;)

Great site!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Diana: Yep Yep, he is! lol I hope you like it though. :)

Krista: I hope so, it's definitely a fun story.

Beth: Yes! Thanks for the comment.

Brooke: I hope you like it.

Steph Su: I didn't think about it, but it is a bit like John Green's work.

Bookworm: Me too!

Thao: You're welcome, thanks for the comment.

Karen: hahah it's quite alright, but I'm glad you think it sounds good. Thanks for stopping by!!!


Erin said...

Oh, this sounds cool. I'll check it out.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I nominated you for a blog award because you're fabulous!:)


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Erin: Definitely! Lots of fun. :)

Sarah: Aw, thank you!!!!