11 June 2012
Fake Mustache; Tom Angleberger
Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O'Rodeo and her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind by Tom Angleberger
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Lenny Junior's best (only?) friend is Caspar, who lives in a home without tv. For Caspar's birthday his grandmother gives him $400 to spend frivolously, which he does on a "man about town" suit and a very impressive fake mustache. Suddenly there are bank robberies and other crimes being committed by different, odd groups (like librarians, or mimes) and no visible ring leader. Lenny suspects that Caspar is behind all this, but can't prove anything... until he teams up with Jodie O'Rodeo (a preteen tv star who sings, yodels and rides her horse).
The humor of the Origami Yoda series is missing, and the suspension of disbelief needed for this book was just too great for me, but it might not be for the target audience.
Copy provided by publisher.