YA book reviews, reading and recommending since 2009

For most kids, fifteen is the year of the optional summer job: Sure, you can get a job if you really want one, but it isn’t required or anything. Too bad Dave’s dad doesn’t agree! Instead of enjoying long days of biking, swimming, and sitting around, Dave and his two best friends are being forced by their fathers into a summer of hard labor.

The friends have something else in mind, though: Not only will they not work over the summer, but they’re determined to trick everyone into believing they really do have jobs. So what if the lifeguard doesn’t have a tan or the fast-food worker isn’t bringing home buckets of free chicken? There’s only one problem: Dave’s dad wants evidence that his son is actually bringing in money. And that means Dave, Curtis, and Victor will have to get some . . . without breaking the law and without doing any work!

Project Sweet Life is designed for the funny and lazy bone in all of us—a true comedy of errors (without any effort!) from seasoned storyteller Brent Hartinger.

I really really loved this book. At first, it seemed like a guy book because of the cover. But you know what they say, don’t judge a book by it’s cover! I’m so glad I picked up this book. I thought I knew what would happen next, the boys would end up spending all summer trying to find ways not to work and would not have any fun. I was kind of right and wrong too, the boys did have fun! But what I did not expect was for the boys to be stakingout, find themselves trying to solve bank robberies, walking through tunnels and solving a mystery. It was so much fun reading the book. I recommend reading this book on a Saturday morning because once you read, you can’t stop until you reach the end! The story was very well written, you never know what to expect next. Did I mention that this book is extremely funny too? Everyone should read Project Sweet Life. If you loved Paper Towns by John Green, I’m sure you will love this book too.

Order Project Sweet Life now at Barnes & Noble.

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