July 26, 2011

Forget-Me-Nots: The Nose From Jupiter

Forget-Me-Nots is a feature on my blog for highlighting books I enjoyed in childhood and the teenage years that I don't see getting much attention nowadays.

I haven't done one of these in so long!

The Nose from Jupiter by Richard Scrimger

Goodreads' description:

"How do you shut up when your nose is doing all the talking?

Alan is not big or strong. He hates playing soccer and can barely keep up in math class. Moreover he’s fodder for every bully for miles around. But all that changes the day Norbert, an alien from Jupiter, comes to earth on an exploration mission and moves into – Alan’s nose. Soon Alan isn’t acting like himself, but is Norbert really to blame? Loud, pushy and hilarious, Norbert teaches Alan to stand up for himself, even when the odds are stacked against him."

I was first introduced to this book in elementary school, when my teacher read it aloud to us. She did a great job of the voices (especially the squeaky voice of Norbert) and it was hilarious! Since then I've re-read it multiple times and still enjoy it. It's a great MG read, full of humour and a male protagonist who's an underdog you'll enjoy rooting for. And of course, there's no one quite like the unforgettable Norbert, who steals the show. There are a couple more in the series, but the original is still the best! (And bonus: the author's Canadian :D)

Anyone remember this one?

1 comment:

  1. Aw this sounds like a book I would have loved when I was younger! I've never heard of it, but it sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing :).


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