Saturday, August 27, 2011

Vordak the Incomprehensible: Rule The School

Published by: EgmontUSA
Released on: August 23rd, 2011
Source: book from publisher to reviewer
5 stars- Vordak is fabulously evil!
Purchase from: Amazon| Indie Bound

Greetings, goobers! After my latest experiment worked a little too well—transforming my rather fetching figure into something significantly smaller—I’ve been forced to return to those halls of horror better known as . . . school. But going back to junior high may be my greatest opportunity for mayhem in many a month! Try to keep up as I:

• Dramatically defeat the daily dangers of schooldom—even though everyone is against me.
• Strive to win the junior high presidential election by alerting my fellow students to the wonderfulness of Vordak the Incomprehensible, as well as the yuck-ness of my opponent, Marlena Lurchburger.
• Mastermind a catastrophic career day, where that disgusting do-gooder Commander Virtue will finally, fiendishly be foiled.

Fortunately for you, I have recorded every mischievous moment within these carefully crafted covers so that you may bask in my brilliance as I plot to RULE THE SCHOOL . . . and, eventually, THE WORLD! MUAHAHAHAHA!!!

This pint size villain is so incredibly evil, but in such a good way. I'm sure he's not going to enjoy the fact I've called in pint size or evil in a good way. This evil genius is so well written that both adults and MG readers will enjoy reading his books. You don't need to have the desire to want to take over the world or rule the school like Vordak to appreciate his evil, sarcastic charm. There's plenty of laugh out lines, and one liners you'll find yourself wanting to quote, that make this book engaging and fun.

Those who have had to deal with Vordak and his somewhat evil ways will enjoy reading this book. You might even say Vordak has been giving the best pay back ever! *evil laugh* Yes, I'm referring to the fact Vordak finds himself in MIDDLE SCHOOL. I know, I laughed so hard my stomach hurt. What? I'm not mean. Given the chance Vordak would do his evil laugh if any one of us were in his position, which I find highly unlikely since the vast majority of us don't play with age-reversing rays. I know what you're thinking, "serves him right". Well this is Vordak we're talking about and of course he's has an evil, cunning back up plan.... TO RULE THE SCHOOL!

This isn't just any middle school, it's Farding Middle School. Yes, laugh all you want at that name, but they do have a cool mascot, the Farding Ferrett (you can stop laughing now). It's humor like this, that make these books so appealing to readers, especially boys. Girls will enjoy this as well, but I think Vordak will interest even the most reluctant young male reader. Vordak's books are funny, full of satire and though he's evil (in a harmless way, well he doesn't think that but he won't read this so I can say that), his books are ones even I enjoy joy and have started reading with my son, who by the way thinks Vordak is funny.

Vordak books are ones I highly recommend, especially for school reading programs for kids who aren't fond of reading. These books are clean cut, really funny, and they're written in a really engaging way. Vordak's writing will make readers feel like he's addressing them in person. His books aren't just a story, but they will make readers feel like they're part of his plan and there to listen to him. I like that unique approach to reading. To parents and teachers, Vordak's evil is harmless, just don't tell him I said that. He's crafty, well development and down right hilarious. This is a book I can see parent's enjoying as much, if not more than their kids.

If you're one who likes a little evil genesis with a sense of humor, than I recommend going out and picking up Vordak's books. I'm really looking forward to reading more of his books. I think Vordak's next plan to should be to take over the book world. Who doesn't want to read more of his books? In order for him to take over the book world, he'd have to publish quite a few more books. I wonder if he's up for the challenge..... *evil laugh*
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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