Masters Of Disaster
Masters of Disaster
Roped into wacky attempts to break world records, imitate scenes from books, and other inspired ideas, Riley and Reed follow their fearless leader Henry into the wilderness, the bull-riding ring, a haunted house, cataclysmic collision with explosive life forms, and off the roof of a house on a bike.
From School Library Journal
Gr 5-7–Henry Mosley is concerned that his everyday life lacks the excitement experienced by the young heroes of his favorite novels. “We may be the most boring twelve-year-olds on the planet,” he tells his friends Riley and Reed. Henry proposes that they undertake a series of projects, thus “Becoming Men of Action and Daring” who “Alter the Course of History” and, with luck, “Impress Girls.” While the dialogue and setting are modern, this is an affectionate and spot-on homage to the “boy chums” adventures of yesteryear. Each self-contained chapter details one of Henry's wild plans–from driving a bicycle off a roof to searching for bodies in a haunted house to spending the night in a Dumpster. The friends fill familiar roles–Henry the mastermind; Riley the scientific planner and loyal sidekick; and cautious, nervous Reed, who generally ends up right in the...