Book review: The New Kid (Unpopular Me) by James O’Loghlin

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Book review of The New Kid Unpopular Me

The New Kid: Unpopular Me by James O'Loghlin

This book review of The New Kid is brought to you by Book Boy Jr, aged 12.

 

Title: The New Kid (Unpopular Me)

Author: James O’Loghlin (ill. Matthew Martin)

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia

About the book: This book is about a boy named Sam who moves to Canberra in grade six. He is 11 years old and has no friends, but decides he is going to make himself The Most Popular Kid Ever. This is the story of his journey to popularity – and all the things that go wrong along the way.

What I thought: I think this book is very entertaining and a bit funny – not laugh-out-loud funny, but ‘laughing on the inside’ funny. I read the book very quickly, and I liked the illustrations, which I thought helped the story along.

This is an easy read for ages 9-12.

I am looking forward to reading book two in the series, which is called The New Kid: Very Popular Me and is out on 25 June 2019.

Buy The New Kid (Unpopular Me) from Booktopia.

Written by Book Boy

I'm a 15-year-old Aussie boy who loves to read. My favourite books include 'Jasper Jones', 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Lord Of The Rings'. My website contains reviews of books from junior fiction to YA novels and, now, adult reads as well. I only review books I like. My brother writes younger reviews for Book Boy as Book Boy Jr. My book reviews have appeared in The Sunday Telegraph, and on sites such as Children's Books Daily, Creative Kids Tales and Inside A Dog. I am a former member of the #LoveOzYA committee (2018).

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