Buggy Crenshaw and the Bungler’s Paradox
R. M. Wilburn
Gabby Cat Publishing (2008)
ISBN 9780981736501
Reviewed by Austin McCredie (age 13) for Reader Views (9/08)

Buggy Crenshaw and her family are forced to leave when her father blows up his lab, a.k.a. the garage, for the thousandth time. Her father finds a place called Lloyds Hollow in Idaho; it’s nowhere on a map. There she learns that all along her family is a part of the fight between Good and Evil. And she was truly born to save the world. Through it all, Buggy and her friends Sid and Veronica, show us the power of imagination and whether it can lead you to your glory or your doom.

Ms. Wilburn is a very witty author who creates very enjoyable characters. Sometimes she rushes things along faster than they should have gone, but this book is still worth reading. Sometimes things will get cluttered as they go along, but it all becomes clear in the end. And sometimes she writes the best and weirdest things ever. “‘Momma! Franks got a fork! Franks got a fork!’ Though I doubted this would raise any eyebrows in any normal household, I knew beyond a doubt Momma would come running.”

Ms. Wilburn told a story about how you must have faith in things you can’t see, touch or feel even if it goes against everything you know. And sometimes a little faith in the unknown can be the difference between life and death. Everyone always needs a little faith. Be it in your family, your project or even yourself. That little sparkle can help you. Faith in themselves is what helped Buggy, Sid and Veronica defeat Electrocucius, one of the Unholy Scholars. Did I just write that? Whoops…

Any child would love this book! Older children, sixteen or so, might not see the magic in this great book. It’s full of laughs and turns that most people would never see. Boys and girls will die from laughter reading “Buggy Crenshaw and the Bungler’s Paradox.”

Everyone should read “Buggy Crenshaw and the Bungler’s Paradox” by R. M. Wilburn.  An amazing book I read in one sitting, it will pull you in and leave you begging for more and more! Don’t forget to look for the next one, “Buggy Crenshaw and the Deadwood Principle: Evolution.”

“If you’re bound for glory, let glory find you…”

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