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Thursday, 21 February 2013

*** Review*** Adventures of a Wimpy Werewolf: Hairy but Not Scary by Tim Collins

On the Back of the Book

Luke Thorpe is a fifteen-year-old wimp. Excellent at maths and terrible at sport, he'd rather keep his head down and get on with his schoolwork. Yet, mysterious and uncontrollable changes in his behaviour and appearance - patches of hair growing rapidly, howling rather than singing the hymns in assembly, sudden growth spurts causing his clothes to rip off - are threatening to rocket him out of obscurity. Join Luke on a journey of discovery, embarrassing mishaps and hilarity as he gets to the bottom of his werewolf roots, joins a pack, and finds himself en route to war against the vampires (whose number include a rather wimpy, but familiar face) ...

Pre Read Thoughts
I’m choosing this because:

I found this by accident when I was shuffling around on Amazon for Kindle books when I found this. I loved both of the wimpy vampire books so instantly knew that I wanted this one in my life. 

Judging a book by its cover:

The cover for this is similar to the vampire ones except it has werewolf type things on it. It’s a lovely colour and fairly eye-catching. I definitely took notice when I saw it.

Pricing the (possible) awesomeness:

Well when I bought this it was a mere 99p on Kindle but now it’s £4.79 or if you want a paperback it’s £5.99. So I guess you missed out on the whole 99p thing maybe next time!

Post Read Thoughts

I loved this. I was in stitches as I read it. It’s a really quick read, I actually forgot how quick and easy these are to read. The writing is simple and it’s a very current book. A lot of the jokes are very 2011 meaning kids of today are going to feel included but I’m not sure what future generations will think of Poundstretcher, TOWIE (The Only Way Is Essex) and Justin Bieber. Actually, I’m so ashamed to live in the UK knowing that I share a country with them. Justin Bieber... let’s not go there. As for Poundstretcher. I love there, the duvets are a bit cheaply made though. Okay, off topic. Back to the book/ The plot is very simple but once again very amusing and incredibly easy to follow. I love how many series this books parodies and the thing is – it does it well. So many parodies take themselves too seriously but this one doesn’t make that mistake.

Luke He’s our wimpy werewolf and boy is he geeky! I do like him though, he gets into some right old scrapes before he realises that he’s actually a werewolf. There were quite a few of my favourite Luke moments right there. I also loved his reaction to everyone’s favourite wimpy vampire, Nigel.

Chloe Nigel’s ex girlfriend was of course turned into a werewolf in ‘Prince of Dorkness’, so I shouldn’t have been surprised to see her, but I was. In a good way of course. I love Chloe and the fact that she hasn’t changed is awesome. My favourite Chloe scene is near the end but I can’t tell you what it is because I don’t want to spoil it for you.

Nigel I was so happy to see the return of Nigel and his, quite frankly, horrific poetry. I obviously adore Nigel (or I wouldn’t have bought this!) and I definitely think he’s hilarious. He’s the worst vampire to exist in the entire history of them but it’s part of his charm! My favourite Nigel moment is definitely that poetry. It’s so bad you just have to love it. (Although I want to know if it’s hard to write something that bad.)

Overall this is a hilariously funny, quick, entertaining read. I can’t think of one thing that I didn’t like about it. Actually I can. It’s too short. I need more Luke!! I need more Chloe!! Most of all though I need more Nigel!! They make an excellent trio and I for one enjoyed every moment of their latest escapade. I wish I was fictional so I could join them.

My Rating
5 Stars For me this book is perfection. I loved everything. This book is aimed for readers younger than me but 22 year olds still need childish amusement!! I recommend this to parody fans, vampire and werewolf fans, people who like amusing books as a nice break from serious stuff. Actually, I recommend it to the world! Everyone needs to read this (and the Wimpy Vampire books) at least once.

A Final Note
Hi! This is one of the reviews I wrote before I lost misplaced my review book. So I was 20 when I wrote this but I know what I said still stands because as I’m writing this I’m remembering what fun I had reading it.

Also there’s a NEW Wimpy Vampire book on the way in a few MONTHS!! This is my discovery of the day and I may be SLIGHTLY INCREDIBLY EXCITED!!  


AwesomeAmy said...

99p... I love it when books are that cheap on kindle (but you know this already).
We all need childish amusement- and this sounds like a great contender. I'm loving how a vampire dated a werewolf- or was she human? Original characters they sound :P
Love your review (:

Charmaine Sharpe said...

Me too!! Cheap books are what make having a Kindle worth it. :D

We do and it is. She was human at the time... but now she's not. Oh they're so original I wish I'd written them. :P

Thank you so much Amy!:)

AwesomeAmy said...

Ah, so he had to dump her XD Who knows? You might something like it in the future! Or something better. I'd read it!
Some people read using Kindle PC & I have before- quite handy to read ebooks between reviews & goodreads when on the computer! I do internet-y things on kindle but no reviews XD


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