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Babymouse Burns Rubber by Jennifer L. Holm
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Oct 09, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: borrowed, cybils, read-in-2010
Read on October 09, 2010

Babymouse Burns Rubber by Jennifer and Matthew Holm is the twelfth book in the series and the second book I've read. In this one Babymouse joins the soapbox derby but does so by taking advantage of her best friend Wilson.

I don't expect a protagonist to win the big contest or race but I would like to see some effort put into winning. Babymouse though seems to want all the glory of winning with none of the work. She completely monopolizes Wilson's time and doesn't seem to care that she's taking advantage of him.

I'll be frank, I'm not a fan of the series. I also haven't read enough to get a good sense of Babymouse's character but I can tell you that I didn't like her in this volume. I don't like her spoiled princess approach to the race either. For a better version of the story check out Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000 by Eric Wight.

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