Book Review: Lionel Turns the Other Cheek by Paul R Hewlett

Lionel2 I hate books where there’s a weedy sort of person being picked on my bullies.  I always get so nervous for them when they dream of getting their own back, and I feel so bad for them when the bully gets them yet again.  Consequently there were many times when I cringed for poor Lionel when the bully Tad ‘got’ him once again, and, even worse, when Lionel got his own back only to be seen to have done the wrong thing in doing so.  In this, his second Grand Adventure, Lionel goes to Summer Camp, which brought back fond memories of my time as a camp counsellor in a lovely place in Wisconsin, with a lake, woods and everything.  Lionel’s camp sounded a lot like that.  I have no idea whether any of the kids at my camp had a little help from magic that didn’t always work as expected, but most of them had a good time.  As does Lionel, once he realises he just has to be himself!

I’m sure that Lionel is very popular among kids his own age, as well as MG authors like me.  It’s well written and good fun.  Looking forward to reading the next one!  Somehow I managed to read the secnd one first… but it doesn’t really matter.

Lionel’s Grand Adventure #2 (Lionel Turns the Other Cheek) by Paul R Hewlett

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6 thoughts on “Book Review: Lionel Turns the Other Cheek by Paul R Hewlett

  1. Thanks for the nice review! I’m glad reading the 2nd one first wasn’t a problem, I tried to make them so one could read any and not be lost. I am so honored to be a part of Love Middle Grade Actually! I think it is such a great book for mg lovers and some great prizes are available too!

    Paul R. Hewlett

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  3. Hi there! I’m stopping by from the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I was wondering, you mentioned that you accidentally read the second book in the series first. Have you read the first book?

    • Not yet. I don’t know why I didnt read it first, since I’ve got it, and got it on my list. I live in a topsy turvy world!

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