Project Sweet Life

Summary:

This book is about Dave (15), whose father told him to get a summer job. He doesn't want to do that, so Dave and his friends Victor and Curtis come up with every way possible to get out of it. In the end, they end up getting summer jobs.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Teens will see themselves (and laugh) in this book about growing up.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Young Reader Reaction

I picked this book because the cover made it look interesting. I thought the book would get better after the first chapter, but it didn't. I didn't like the book because of the main idea, but I learned that you shouldn't try to take the easy way through life.

Type of Book:
Three boys have big plans for the summer. Follow along with this YA novel about big ideas, choices, and consequences.
Educational Themes:

There are themes of growing up, personal responsibility, and choices/consequences, as well as family relationships. This would make a nice selection for a book club, particularly a father-son reading group.

Reading Level:
4.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
12 and Up
Age of child:
Read by a student at Robbinsdale Cooper High School, New Hope, MN. This was part of our Use Your ABCs classroom literacy project.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. I didn't like this book, but I would recommend it to some of my friends.

Title Project Sweet Life
Author Brent Hartinger
Publisher HarperTeen, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2009
ISBN 9780060824112
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Humor, Coming of Age
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