Friday, February 17, 2017

Blog Tour/Review: Stu Stories by Patrick Hueller

Stu Stories: The Adventures of Dirt Clod and His Sidekick Bird Bones, by Patrick Hueller
2017, 160p, Middle-Grade Fiction
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way

Stu Sanderson is no ordinary eighth-grader. Not only is he seven feet tall, but he also vanishes into thin air, duels knights and ninjas, lifts the downtrodden, and woos the best-calved girl in school. Become a middle-grade legend with Stu and his sidekick, Bird Bones, on the journey of a lifetime in “Stu Stories.”

This is a highly entertaining middle-grade read! Patrick, aka "Bird Bones," shares stories about his friend, Stu Sanderson, during their eighth-grade year. The two things you need to know about Stu are 1) he's freakishly tall--like, close to 7'; and 2) his goal in life is to be legendary, which he goes to great lengths to achieve.

Each chapter tells of a different experience so we get a good feel for Patrick and Stu's friendship and how they interacted with others. Stu is a bit over the top at times, which makes him fun to read about. I alternated between laughing and shaking my head. I would definitely read more Stu Stories in the future. This book was fun for me to read as an adult, and it will appeal even more to middle-grade readers! 

Patrick Hueller has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota. His fiction and humor have been published fairly widely (sometimes under the pen names “Paul Hoblin” or “P.W. Hueller”). Fun fact: he’s Cedar Fort author Andy Hueller’s identical twin brother. They like to do readings together whenever they can. He’s been a middle school teacher and is currently a college English professor at Hamline University.

Tour Schedule:

February 14: Literary Time Out || Write, Writing, Written
February 15: My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
February 16: Three Boys and an Old Lady
February 17: Mel’s Shelves
February 18: Kaki Commends
February 19: Reidhead Random-ness
February 20: Book Dreaming
February 21: Community Bookstop
February 22: On the Border
February 23: Queen of the Clan
February 24: Blooming With Books
February 25: Middle Grade Ninja
February 26: Parenting With Purpose
February 27: My Book a Day
February 28: Rockin’ Book Reviews


Post a Comment