A middle-school boy, son of a germaphobe and a reenactor, discovers a family curse that causes the previous Martin to die when a new Martin is born...which gives him about 9 months to live before his cousin born!
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.
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.
I don't recall my first trip to Regions Hospital.
Form information pieced together later in life, I know it was an odd, but otherwise unremarkable, visit. Dr. Ambrose displayed a curious affection for the forceps, and tugged me, the raven-haired girl, from Mom, who likely would've approved the use of a tow truck had it separated the two of us quicker.