Friday, March 27, 2015

Bailey School Kids #2: Werewolves Don't Go to Summer Camp

Bailey School Kids #2 is Werewolves Don't Go to Summer Camp. The premise is that the kids are in summer camp, and the head counselor is a disgustingly hairy man. He likes to talk about wolves, and he eats raw hamburgers. The kids all agree that he's a werewolf, and they fear he will kill everyone during the big night hike. So they use wolfsbane and mistletoe to stop him. The end.

I didn't like this book. With the first book, Mrs. Jeepers is interesting, whether or not she's a vampire. With this book, Mr. Jenkins is only interesting, if he's a werewolf. If he's not a werewolf, then he's just an old, hairy man who likes to creep out little kids. In fact, when he started eating spiders, that's what I thought. I thought, "This guy isn't a werewolf. He's just trying to freak everyone out."

This book is a little weird, in that all the kids instantly agree Mr. Jenkins is a werewolf. In every other book, the kids debate whether or not they've met a monster. Usually Eddie says, "[Person] isn't a [monster], and I'm gonna prove it!". Then, Eddie does something ridiculous or mean-spirited.

Overall, not as good as the previous book. I think that, perhaps, the authors weren't sure how to turn their vampire book into a full series at this point.

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