Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Book Review Mrs. Ravenbach's Way: A Novel (The Amazing Escapades of Toby Wilcox Book 1) by William M. Akers
Title: Mrs. Ravenbach's Way (The Amazing Escapades of Toby Wilcox Book 1)
Author: William M. Akers
Star: 4 stars out of 5
11 year old review
The story line was great and the lead in the story Toby seemed like the trouble maker the whole time but in fact he wasn't.
I like how the teacher wasn't what she seemed to be and in fact in the end she got what she deserved.
It took about three days of reading but it was worth reading.
I can't wait to read more by this author.
I really liked the book.
Thank you to my 11 year old for the review.
Being a new student at the McKegway School for Clever and Gifted Children is crummy enough, but when Toby Wilcox is stuck in the fourth grade homeroom of Mrs. Ravenbach, a vainglorious German tyrant who worships "the order and the discipline," he faces a much bigger challenge—fight back or be ground to goo in the gears of Teutonic efficiency.
Toby upends Mrs. Ravenbach's perfectly ordered universe and risks everything to strike a blow for free-thinkers everywhere!
About The Author:
“Structure 19. You worried about structure when you came up with your story! If you did, I’m sorry. You missed some of the most joyous moments in writing. Character and story come first. Before anything. Certainly before all that Act One, Two, and Three crapola. When you’re teasing out your story, make lots of notes. Think out loud. Talk to a tape recorder. Make more notes. Fill up oceans of 3x5 cards. Write on yellow legal pads. Write on white legal pads. Scribble on napkins or beer coasters. Write down cool stuff for characters to do that may never find its way into the movie. Make notes and more notes and more notes, but do not trouble yourself with structure. Screw structure. Have fun. Structure is for later. For now, just let your incredibly creative mind run free. Make notes about character and plot and story and funny moments and locations you’d like to visit. Tape record dialogue for your”
― William M. Akers,
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