Title: Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School
Author: Kim Baker
Publisher: Roaring Book Press
Pub Date: 09/04/2012
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: The main characteristic of this middle-grade novel is humor, especially since the focus of the book is a prank club. Although written for younger readers, the characters in the book were relatable, and the theme of the book was much more than not getting caught while pulling pranks. The one thing I did not enjoy was the setting. The characters seemed to inhabit one of those "happy, everyone lives near each other" towns. This always annoys me because I can't relate, and the idea that all of these kids, and a zoo are walking distance away has never felt very believable.
Memorable or Forgettable: This book was slightly memorable in that the pranks were ones I had never thought of before. Other than that, the dialogue and descriptions were nothing special.
Cover: The cover does accurately portray what happens in the story, but does not go much further than that. What really drew me in were the words "prank club".
Age Range: Under 12 through 13
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal