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MacDonald Hall Goes Hollywood

(Macdonald Hall #6)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  824 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Macdonald Hall has been chosen as the setting for a new Hollywood movie. The film crew is on its way and is planning to use students as extras. Bruno and Boots are ready for Hollywood . . . but is Hollywood ready for them?
Hardcover, 217 pages
Published March 1st 1991 by Scholastic (first published 1991)
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Well, if truth be told, I have never been all that much a fan of novels involving movie productions (or featuring film celebrities) and thus the beginning of the sixth instalment of Gordon Korman's MadDonald Hall Goes Hollywood with the school basically being overrun by a movie crew shooting an American school based film titled Academy Blues does already very much tend to feel both unacademic and indeed also personally very much annoying (likely also because my own hometown of Dundas, Ontario, i ...more
Katie Fitzgerald
Canadian children's author Gordon Korman has had a long career as the prolific writer of humorous, exciting, and easy-to-read novels geared toward grades 4 to 9. He started writing at age 12, when he wrote This Can't Be Happening at MacDonald Hall! for a seventh grade English class. Over the course of nearly 20 years after the publication of this first MacDonald Hall book, Korman published a total of 7 titles about the boarding school exploits of best friends Bruno and Boots.This month, I read t ...more
May 01, 2011 rated it liked it
I read a few of Korman's Macdonald Hall books as a kid, but not this one. They're all wacky stories about a Canadian boarding school and a particular pair of roommates (Bruno and Boots) who are always getting into some kind of trouble; in this particular book, the trouble involves a Hollywood film being shot on their campus. This book wasn't as good as I remembered some of the others being, but it was still fun to read.
A. Kuhlii
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious, with cartoon-like antics (this would make a great manga). Nothing better for a fun read.
Sep 11, 2012 marked it as to-read
Oh my goodness there is another Bruno and Boots book? I so have to read this.
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star, 2018, pre-2009
This is probably the MacDonald Hall book I read the fewest number of times as a kid, but it's available for kindle now, so I picked it up. I hope they get around to all the rest of them.
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with a heart and a sense of humor
I do love the Bruno and Boots books, and while "Macdonald Hall Goes Hollywood" is certainly not the best of the series, it still has the inevitable B&B charm.
The familiar characters are still there and as fun as ever(Mr. Sturgeon especially stands out)and Bruno continues to get himself and Boots into crazy situations as he is determined to get into a movie being shot at Macdonald Hall. I love the subplot of the two boys befriending Jordie Jones, the lonely young movie star, and of course, I
Jun 14, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
YA. There's a movie being made at Macdonald Hall and Bruno won't rest until he gets a part in it. This was pretty much your standard Bruno and Boots book. Bruno hatches a horrible plan; Boots tries to talk him out of it. There's some hockey, some camping; Miss Scrimmage nearly kills several people with her shotgun, etc. It's an okay book, but nothing new really happens. Bruno does get a boycrush on Jordie Jones, the kid starring in the film, but since Boots doesn't even seem to notice it's not p ...more
Nicole Luiken
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I think I enjoyed this one more the second time around, reading it to my son. While I remembered the basic plot about a movie filming on campus and Bruno's animosity towards the star, Jordie Jones, I'd entirely forgotten the Die-in-the-Woods wilderness survival trip at the end.
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Macdonald Hall is a great series and this book does not disappoint at all.
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun series
Bruno & Boots Series
May 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Jack E.
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ending was a bit out there, but I liked the book as a whole.
Anne Beardsley
Jan 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: funny
A very funny, light little read.
Just what I wanted.
Jun 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gordon-korman
I love the way they play Poker! :P
Apr 05, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: childhood
Great hilarity and delightful jokes :D A great series to read as a child.
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Mar 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Not the best Bruno and Boots tale.
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