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Unbelievably Boring Bart

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Unbelievably Boring Bart

written by James Patterson with illustrations by Xavier Bonet and contributions from Duane Swierczynski

Bartholomew (Bart) Bean is sooooooo boring --- or at least that’s what his classmates think. But behind those nerdy glasses and that shy façade lies a genius whose mind whirrs at the speed of light. But, no one knows Bart’s secret. They think he is just a nerd.

"James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski’s UNBELIEVABLY BORING BART is written in a lively fashion, with lots of humor and fast pacing."

Because of that, Bart has to deal with bullies on a regular basis. There’s Giselle the Golem, who runs into Bart (literally) every chance she gets, Nick the Mimic who makes fun of Bart every chance he gets, and Tigran the Tyrant who “borrows" things without asking (Tigran does this to everyone, not just to Bart).

But when invisible creatures, that Bart created and that were unknowingly released on the Internet, “invade” Rancho Vergudo, the town where Bart lives, Bart has a chance for revenge against his enemies. Will he stoop to his baser instincts, or will he take the high road and redeem himself?

James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski’s UNBELIEVABLY BORING BART is written in a lively fashion, with lots of humor and fast pacing. Black and white pencil illustrations are found on most pages. Be sure to look at each illustration. They are not there just to “illustrate” the text. They have been used in a very unique way. Some of them are actually part of the text and part of the story. If you skip over them, you might miss something important.

Also, the story is written in such a way as to indicate there will be a sequel to it, one that features Bart in Hawaii, as mentioned on the last page of the book. I look forward to reading it.

Reviewed by Christine M. Irvin on September 27, 2018

Unbelievably Boring Bart
written by James Patterson with illustrations by Xavier Bonet and contributions from Duane Swierczynski