Review written by: Emma Kate
Fake Mustache. What an interesting title for a book. When I first picked it up, thousands of questions ran through my head, because the title was so broad. You would never expect it to be a funny story about presidents and people trying to take over the world. Well, it's true. In this hilarious, attention-grasping story, a kid named Lenny Flem Jr. finds out that his best friend, Casper, is trying to take over the world. With a fake mustache, the Heidleberg Handlebar #7, to be exact. This kid is using his new fake mustache to hypnotize the whole USA to elect him for president. But first, Casper has other plans. He does so many other things, and then blames it all on Lenny. Eventually, a big mishap with a recently retired TV star comes along, and Lenny finds himself in the middle of a huge catastrophe involving politics, voting machines, and fake booger shooters. If anybody is looking for a funny, grin taking story, then this is the one. Tom expertly captures the humor and logic of politics in this mind-blowing race to save the USA from the wrong ruler. Of course, something serious has to happen, and Tom again humorously plugs it into the story, connecting all of the final pieces once and for all. One of my most favorite things was all of the new characters. Some (such as Lenny and Casper) were described to great detail, while others were enjoyably lightly described. If anything, people of all ages should read this funny book, and definitely read it again! I loved this book---what about you?