Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer ROrn
Brothers Zeke and Randy Mansfield don't get along at all.
Zeke is the older brother and is stronger and plays
sports. Randy is the younger brother and spends most of
his time making up words and being himself. However, they
share one interest: chess. They both have made it to the
regional competition and have the chance of facing each
other. Randy can beat Zeke nine times out of ten, unless
Zeke actually tries. Which one, if either, will make it
to the next level?
This was a fast, simple read. The
concept of the novel and the emotions weren't deep and the
character's feelings were not expressed very well. The
author had a chance to elaborate when talking about the
boys' home situation; he never quite explains everything
with it. The entire book could have been expanded and
more detail could have been added. It jumped from one
event to the next without much transition and made for a
choppy read. On the other hand, the chess games were
explained in somewhat easy to understand terms. All the
names he used were explained.
Reviewer City, State and Country: , PA USA