A contemporary novel about a teenage boy with Tourette Syndrome who takes unexpected road trip.
Genre: Tween (10-13) contemporary humor with a supernatural twist.
Series length: Standalone book
Violence: Low, comedic action violence
Magic/Supernatural: Light, restricted to the family curse.
Romance: Light--he has a crush on a girl at school.
Language: Moderate (including swear words like hell and damn)
Christian/spiritual element: Light, implied, but great themes of gratitude, the power of words, and on living life fully.
Recommendation: Geared more for boys than girls, though some girls might enjoy it as well. Great for reluctant readers.
You might like this book if you liked...
the humor of Percy Jackson or the Diaries of a Wimpy Kid.
"Sam has it. Question is, how bad?"
The pediatrician smiled. Like he got off on destroying a kid's life. Like children frequently went to sleep normal and work up monsters who couldn't keep their damn bodies still.
He stared at me, waiting. My right hand twitched. He pointed and continued. "The disease has seasons. One day he'll flail like a windmill in spring. Then the wind'll die and you won't see anything for for months."