Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Floods: Good Neighbors by Colin Thompson - OPTIONAL

Thompson, Colin The Floods: Good Neighbors, pgs. 210. HarperCollins.

Language~PG; Mature Content~G; Violence~PG 


This is the first book in a new series. This family’s story is a mix between The Series of Unfortunate Events and the Adam’s Family. The Floods are almost the exact copy of the Adam’s Family. The family consists of a beautiful dark haired mother, a slightly dumb father, and several weird children one of which is completely covered in hair like Thing.

Opposite of what the title suggests, the Floods are not good neighbors. Their neighbors begin to bother them so much that they come up with creative ways to get rid of them. This book is full of gruesome dark humor and the Flood’s neighbors have such terrible manners and treat each other horifically. This book will be enjoyed by those who can set aside reality and ethics and can just enjoy the dark humor. 

Allison Madsen~Teen Librarian-SJO Public Library

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