Saturday, March 12, 2016

Roman, Dave, and John Green. Teen Boat: Race to Boatlantis.

Roman, Dave, and John Green.  Teen Boat: Race to Boatlantis.      Houghton Mifflin/Clarion      2015  150p  $14.99  ISBN 978-0-547-86563-8  ms  Graphic novel  E-BN

The sequel to TeenBoat!, this silly story about a boy named TB who transforms into a yacht whenever his ears get wet will be a hit with middle schoolers who want a fun story and bright illustrations.  They will laugh (or possibly roll their eyes) at all the boat puns throughout and crack up when they see the love story between TB’s mom and his long-lost dad, a submarine, whom he finds in Boatlantis.  TB is not a perfect character by any means, but he will be relatable whether he is in human or boat form.  The graphic novel can definitely be read as a stand-alone story.

Summary: TeenBoat (TB) is a yacht living as a teenage boy who transforms whenever his ears get wet.  He is going through the ups and downs of high school like any normal teenage boat would.  He has a crush, a best friend with a secret, a need to be popular, and of course a new TeenBot who shows up at his school who is not quite a yacht himself, but a captain’s chair.

Humor, Boats-Fiction                                        --Erin Daley

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