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The Great Plan (Speed Racer, #1)

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Speed Racer enters the high-octane Sword Mountain Race, but not everyone is in it to win. Some of the competitors are more interested in stealing the new plans for Speed’s car, the Mach 5, than crossing the finish line. Can Speed save the top-secret plans and still win the race?
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published January 31st 2008 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Johnny Bennett
May 19, 2014 Johnny Bennett rated it it was ok
Having read this book, and being a fan of racing and cars, I have to wonder what the appeal is. I'm not certain I would have been entertained by this childish, very cartoon style of writing at any point in time of my life. The story negates physics and logic, neither of which are required for a good story but both can certainly help. And when you violate physics and logic you generally need a good reason, not just deus ex machina.
One problem is the language used, not that it is vulgar, but word
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Anna
Apr 26, 2008 Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: chapter-books
With the big marketing push associated with the new movie, it is no surprise that this book appealed to my 4 1/2 yr old. He is just getting to the age where he enjoys longer chapter books, and this was great because there are enough illustrations to keep him engaged while being read to. The chapters are short and usually end with a mini-cliff hanger that makes my son want to keep going. While there is some mild violence and aggression (car crashes and karate chops), no one is ever really hurt. I ...more
Antonio
Oct 25, 2016 Antonio rated it liked it
I liked this book because he loves to race. And I like racing books because you see them getting trophies just makes you want to get one. And maybe when you read this maybe you'll want to be a racer. And maybe you will be this kind of racer if you want to be a racer choose this way of being a racer when you are one.
Anthony
Nov 06, 2012 Anthony rated it really liked it
As a young child, i remember watching speed racer everyday. i would watch it everyday. it applied to my love and obsession with cars. then i got the book, and the book was even better, i read it in two days. it expands the story in a new way. A more fun way. I would recommend this book to ages 5-9
Christopher
Jul 04, 2009 Christopher rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Nicholas
I learned about what the buttons on the steering wheel of the Mach 5 do.
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Apr 12, 2012 Jo rated it did not like it
Condescending. Tries too hard to be a cool book!
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