24 February 2012
Review: The Loser List #2: Revenge of the Loser
The Loser List #2: Revenge of the Loser by H.N. Kowitt
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
So I found myself somewhat endeared to the first Loser List book. I thought it was a decent Wimpy Kid-esque contemporary YA book that mostly succeeded in what it was trying to do. Unfortunately, the second book in the series isn't nearly as good.
The conceit in this one is that our loser protagonist is now threatened by a new cool kid in school. The kid is an over-the-top environmentalist type, helps out all over the place, is a good artist, knows famous people, etc. So, of course, he must be destroyed.
It just really doesn't make a lot of sense. There's no real motive for doing this that fits in with what's already established, and the book lacks the humor and good nature that the first one had, and just feels...lacking. Very unfortunate.
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