Mini-Review : The Rabbit Ate My Homework by Rachel Elizabeth Cole
Eleven-year-old Drew Montgomery has not, does not, and will not ever want a stupid old rabbit. All they do is sit in their cages, eat carrots, and poop. Then his annoying little sister blackmails him into hiding a bunny in his closet. She knows what really happened to his "stolen" bike and she's threatening to tell. Now Drew's in a real jam. If his "No pets!" parents find the rabbit or, worse, his sister blabs the truth, he'll be grounded till Grade Seven for sure.
And if that's not enough trouble, two girls at school drag him into a prank war that goes from bad to worse--and it's all the rabbit's fault. Plus, the weirdest girl in his class wants to be his science partner. If she tells him she wants to be his girlfriend, he just knows he's gonna die.
Drew must find a way to outwit the mean girls, wiggle out of the blackmail deal, and get rid of the rabbit before it destroys his bedroom and his life.
I requested this book on NetGalley (from Tangled Oak Press), as I thought that it would be a quick, fun read. I was not disappointed!
I found that the main character , Drew, was very likeable and I think that helped me to get into the story really quickly. He seems to be a character that would appeal to both boys and girls, which I think helps build a bigger audience to the book.
Despite the fact that Drew had quite a few bad times, it was enjoyable to read about and it kept me entertained, wondering what would happen to him next.
His sister, Libby, has a typical sibling relationship (more of a rivalry) with Drew and I found it really easy to relate to. I was so surprised to find myself laughing at quite a few of their disagreements.
Libby was a real sweetheart, apart from when she blackmailed Drew into keeping the rabbit - she knew what had happened to his "stolen" bike and wasn't afraid to tell the truth. This I thought added a lot more to the relationship of the two siblings.
I really enjoyed the concept of the book, as a previous rabbit owner myself I found it relatable, however my rabbit never ate any of my belongings! I have also requested My Rabbit Ate My Flip-Flops by Rachel Elizabeth Cole and I can't wait to continue on with the series.
Overall, I would 100% recommend this book to younger children or even older people, who just want an easy, entertaining and short read.
Rate - 3.75-4/5
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23208482-the-rabbit-ate-my-homework?from_search=true&search_version=service
Book Depository - http://www.bookdepository.com/The-Rabbit-Ate-My-Homework/9780991766727
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