17 March 2009

Punkzilla, Adam Rapp

Punkzilla Punkzilla by Adam Rapp

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jamie, aka Punzilla, tells his story in a series of letters to his brother, P. 'zilla's a runaway (from his family and from the military academy), living in Portland when he hears that P has cancer - and has given him $200 to get to Memphis before he dies. Most of the letters are about 'zilla's journey to his brother, but they're also about his journey away from his family and his experiences in military school. Every so often there's a letter from someone (mom, dad, Other Brother), but the voice is almost purely Jamie's monologue to his older brother.

The people he meets and the experiences he has are so clearly drawn you feel as though you've also met (or done) them. I think boys will really like this book and can't wait to introduce it to them!

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  1. It is definitely a catchy title.

  2. Yup - I had to come over and see what this book was about (from Semicolon) because of the title!