Thursday, 23 April 2015

The Rabbit Ate My Homework by Rachel Elizabeth Cole (Children's, 9 years +, 9/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

Cute bunny!
  September 2014, Tangled Oak Press, 212 pages, Ebook, Review copy

Summary from Rachel's website
Eleven-year-old Drew Montgomery has not, does not, and will not ever want a stupid old rabbit. All they do is sit in their cages, eat carrots, and poop. Then his annoying little sister blackmails him into hiding a bunny in his closet. She knows what really happened to his "stolen" bike and she's threatening to tell. Now Drew's in a real jam. If his "No pets!" parents find the rabbit or, worse, his sister blabs the truth, he'll be grounded till grade seven for sure.

And if that's not enough trouble, two girls at school drag him into a prank war that goes from bad to worse--and it's all the rabbit's fault. Plus, the weirdest girl in his class wants to be his science partner. If she tells him she wants to be his girlfriend, he just knows he's gonna die.

Drew must find a way to outwit the mean girls, wiggle out of the blackmail deal, and get rid of the rabbit before it destroys his bedroom and his life.

Nayu's thoughts
As a lover of bunnies I couldn't resist Drew's story or the front cover! Drew's homework isn't all this cute bunny eats – and quite a few people don't think it's all that cute either. How Drew gets and keeps the bunny is funny, certainly not what I'd expected from the story, not that I could explain what I did expect. 

Drew's family made me smile, especially with all the covering up Drew had to do just to keep his parents from finding out the truth. I love sibling and family drama within a story, making this a great read. 

There wasn't anything specific which kept it from getting a top grade, it just didn't quite have the edge that top grade reads have. I must stress it is still an awesome read. I'll be rereading for sure, and also recommending it to another bunny owner whose pet has to date eaten through a telephone wire and her own hutch!

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