Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Review: Kevin's Point of View by Del Shannon

Review: Kevin's Point of View by Del Shannon

IN A GLANCE: Simply put, Kevin's Point of View is a blast to read! It's written for children, but I adore this book!

Title: Kevin's Point of View
Author: Del Shannon
Publisher:  Flatiron View Books
Format: Paperback
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Kevin Tobin is a relatively ordinary 12-year-old dealing with the aftermath of his father's death in a mountain biking accident near their home in Boulder, Colorado. To escape from his emotional turmoil, Kevin has developed his imagination into a dangerous foil and a powerful ally. While he antagonizes his sister through his superhero antics on an average Wednesday morning, his ability to escape inside a character's head become critical to his survival after his life is once-again turned upside down a year after his father's death. A mysterious package arrives in the mail, Kevin and his best friend are hunted down by a ruthless villain set upon world domination, and after enlisting Kevin's teenage sister and her pizza-delivery boyfriend in a battle for control over time itself, the secret of Kevin's whole existence is revealed to him by a source we never expected. Del Shannon's imaginative story, appreciation for the powers of family and the desire of young boys to both escape reality and prove themselves within it, and fast-paced, adventure-filled storytelling style make this a book with wide appeal for readers of all ages.


Kevin's Point of View is so full of imagination and creativity that I couldn't pull myself away from this book.  The main character in this great book is Kevin of course and this little boy is fighting against his reality, fighting so hard that he comes up with all these wild stories to make it all okay in his mind.

I really enjoyed going on the crazy ride in this book.  I will say this though it starts out a bit slow for my liking.  This story is a great mixture of reality and imagination.  I did see the end way before it came, but its meant for younger readers so hopefully they wont see it coming as much as I did.

I really liked how the main thoughts and meanings to this story are easy enough for the younger children to understand and that is always a good thing in a children's books.

My favorite character would have to be the sarcastic friend Tony! I love how funny he is in this book.  I also loved reading the friendship between Kevin and Tony.  Very strong and loyal both of these two are to each other.  I really enjoy reading about friendships like this one.

Altogether it was a great read and would recommend it to any young person wanting to read a good chapter book.


Plot: 20/20
Creativity: 20/20
Writing: 18/20
Ending: 10/10
Cover: 6/10

94 out of 100 = 4 Puppy Rating

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