Friday, July 26, 2013

The Fizzy Whiz Kid by Maiya Williams

The Fizzy Whiz KidI found this book on the shelf of recommended titles at my local library, and I gave it a rating of five out of five. Mitch moves to a new school in Hollywood, and he doesn't fit in. Most of the other students have parents involved in movies and television, but Mitch's family doesn't even own a television. And his dad is an expert in cockroaches. Mitch decides he needs to do something after he's embarrassed by his dad's visit to school, so he goes to a talent audition. He's chosen to become the face of Fizzy Whiz pop, and his life skyrockets. Everyone recognizes him, and he starts to meet new people and have new experiences. However, fame has its price. Will Mitch be able to recover from his fame and learn to enjoy life again?

This book is not classic literature, but I found it interesting and fun. Many people want to become famous, but Mitch's character learns that there's a downside to it. He tries to keep things "normal", but he develops the internal conflicts as his life changes. The plot has a nice theme to it, as Mitch learns his lesson. I found the plot humorous, and Mitch's mom is a really cool lady!

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