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How Lunchbox Jones saved me from robots, traitors, and Missy the Cruel

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How Lunchbox Jones saved me from robots, traitors, and Missy the Cruel

Brown, Jennifer, 1972- author.

New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.

232 pages ; 22 cm

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Twelve-year-old Luke Abbott is unhappy when his father forces him to join the school's robotics club, especially when he learns that his nemesis Missy Farnham is on the team. However, he meets a mysterious boy known as "Lunchbox Jones," with whom Luke will discover he has a lot more in common than robots. In fact, Lunchbox may change Luke's life. But when Lunchbox disappears before the robotics tournament, Luke must find him to save the team.

Reading Counts: Level 4.6 / 12.0 Points / 67967.

Lexile: 750L

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ISBN:

9781619634541

LC Call No:

PZ7.B814224 Ho 2015

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Brown, Jennifer, 1972- author.

Title:

How Lunchbox Jones saved me from robots, traitors, and Missy the Cruel / Jennifer Brown.

Physical:

232 pages ; 22 cm

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Guide, 4/2016

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Publishers Weekly, 5/11/2015

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School Library Connection Star, 11/2015

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School Library Journal, 6/2015

Summary:

Twelve-year-old Luke Abbott is unhappy when his father forces him to join the school's robotics club, especially when he learns that his nemesis Missy Farnham is on the team. However, he meets a mysterious boy known as "Lunchbox Jones," with whom Luke will discover he has a lot more in common than robots. In fact, Lunchbox may change Luke's life. But when Lunchbox disappears before the robotics tournament, Luke must find him to save the team.

Target Audience:

750 Lexile.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS MG 4.9 8.0 178148.

Study Program:

Reading Counts RC 4.6 12.0 67967.

Subject:

Middle schools--Fiction.

Subject:

Schools--Fiction.

Subject:

Brothers--Fiction.

Subject:

School stories.

Subject:

Robots--Fiction.

Subject:

Robotics--Fiction.

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Review by David Edwards.
Luke goes to a school that never wins anything. He is forced to join the robotics team by his dad. Luke doesn't want to go because he wants to spend his afternoon playing video games. When he gets there there is one girl Missy who is a jerk, a girl that does everything with her toes, two kids that are the exact same person and finish each other's sentences, and Lunchbox Jones is a scary kid that carries around a lunchbox everywhere.

I don't like this book a lot; the writing is good, and the storytelling is decent. The characters in this book are unreliable and unlikable. The person you are supposed to be rooting against is more likable than any character. I really think the premise is ok, but the execution and the pacing lacks the story telling.

I think this is for grades 3rd through 4th.


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