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ARC Review of Nate Rocks the Boat by Karen Pokras Toz


Nate Rocks the Boat (Book 2)Nate Rocks the Boat by Karen Pokras Toz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Welcome to a new adventure with Nate Rocks! In this book, we may get less of Nate Rocks’ adventures and more of Nate’s adventures, but, this does not make the book any less fun and interesting. I was really happy to see Nate in action. Seeing him living in the real world, and less in the adventures he creates was wonderful!

This book is perfectly created for the MG reader. In this book, Nate is going to summer camp. I remember the time I dreaded to go on one sponsored by my school. I dreaded being away at a new place, among new kids, and having to adjust to a completely new environment. I dreaded that I would not be accepted, would have to face bullies and I would end up doing something stupid or dangerous. Nate also has to face all these things. But, add to it the fact that is elder sister is going to the same camp, and it gets a whole lot worse. The only solace is that he has his best friend along with him. I can imagine, and somewhat remember going through the same problems that Nate does in this book. Every kid wants to be accepted in school and at camp. Most boys, including me, who have an elder sister feel that their sisters are out to get them. Also, we have all been bullied by someone at some point when we are that age (well almost everyone).

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Interview with author Karen Pokras Toz and Nate of the Nate Rocks series


Today, I have two amazing guests with me. You may already know them from my review of Nate Rocks the World here. If you haven’t already guessed, I have author Karen Pokras Toz and Nate of the Nate Rocks series with me today. They both answer some questions I had. I had an amazing time talking to the two of them, hope you do too!

 Interview with author Karen Pokras Toz

Describe your series? What genre would you classify it into?

Nate Rocks is a middle grade series I created just over a year ago with the first book, “Nate Rocks the World.” Nate Rocks is about 10-year-old Nathan Rockledge. On the outside, he seems to be just an average kid. His family drives him crazy, and he doesn’t exactly love school. But he does have something he loves: drawing. Give Nathan a pencil and some paper and watch as he transforms himself into Nate Rocks – hero extraordinaire. I originally wrote “Nate Rocks the World” for the 7-12 age group, but I’m finding that all age groups are enjoying Nate’s adventures. I suppose we are all young at heart.

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Nate Rocks the World by Karen Pokras Toz Review


Nate Rocks the WorldNate Rocks the World by Karen Pokras Toz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I really did not know what I was getting into when I picked up this book to read. The only thing I knew was that it is absolutely and completely outside the genres I generally read. Why did I pick it up then? For one, I have been trying to expand my reading by getting into completely different genres. You will most likely see me reviewing a chick-lit soon! Also, I imagined this to be a ‘superhero book’ and I just couldn’t pass up that opportunity. So, here’s what I found out through this experiment. I can read genres other than fantasy / sci-fi / mystery and like them. Also, I found that this book which is suitable for 9-12 year olds to be very interesting. And lastly, this IS a book about superheroes, but not in the traditional “flying, super strength and crime fighting” sense.

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