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August 25, 2014


Cold Cereal by Adam Rex 
reviewed by Gabby 

Have you ever wondered about what's in your breakfast cereal? Cold Cereal by Adam Rex exists somewhere between reality and fantasy. The Goodco Cereal company and its secrets are investigated by new student Scottish "Scott" Doe. Accompanied by his friends Emily and Erno Wilson (and possibly some mythical creatures,) Scott unfurls the secrets of Goodco.

Rex's style of writing is enjoyable because his characters are very often sarcastic, humorous, and troubled like many people are in everyday life. In addition, Cold Cereal is packed with action and secrets, along with some literal secret ingredients.

Rex uses cereal humor, often opening up sections of the book with comic-strip style commercials, and using the paper jacket of the book like a nutrition information box. He blends together fantasy characters like Mick, a "clurichaun," and Harvey, a talking rabbit, and "the Good Folk," or the "Fey," who are mythical creatures with "glamour,", magical abilities. The mix of these two elements is very intriguing, and I'd say that Cold Cereal is a page-turner that isn't easy to put down!

Posted by library at August 25, 2014 10:36 AM