Friday, 4 August 2017

How to Fool Your Your Parents by Pete Johnson (Children's, 7 years +, 10E/10E)

May 2017, Award Publications Limited, 

Book summary
Louis the Laugh returns for more outrageous adventures, so get ready to laugh out loud! Find out why Louis goes to school in his pyjamas and discover the practically foolproof way to get your parents to do anything...

Nayu's thoughts 
Despite Louis not being a girl (I relate better to female characters) I absolutely loved this latest book in the series. I've read at least 1 other and this one is so funny because Louis has no chance on a lot of the tricks he tries. *shakes head* His mega crazy plans land him and others in more than a bit of trouble, but he does everything in his power to reverse his parents' seemingly awful decision. It all works out in the end though, with many twists that I wasn't sure how they happened, he definitely has the universe on his side! 

I was sad that Maddy is unfortunately on a different continent, because it mean she couldn't be quite as active as she normally is in Louis' life, however she finds a way because she is Maddy! Quite a force to be reckoned with. A perhaps unexpected ally is found in Louis's brother, who helps him out in his latest scheme, providing an enviable meltdown over an object which I'm eager to reread because it was so funny (and actually believable). Louis manages to make a new friend of sorts, even if Louis did totally abuse Edgar to get around his parents which was a part of him I didn't like, he manages to do the right thing eventually. 

I'm sure many readers will relate to part of Louis's plight, remembering when their own parents took actions that they thought unfair and unncessary- the story made me smile a lot because of all the melodrama. I wonder what the next book will bring! 

Find out more on Pete's website

Suggested read
Be sure to check out other books in the series including How To Update Your Parents by Pete Johnston (Children's, 9 years +, 10E/10E)

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