Sunday, June 10, 2007

Baboon by David Jones

Gerry and his parents fly to Africa every few months to study baboons. They are leaving once again and Gerry is not happy. He has to leave behind all his friends. However, this particular flight is different. The plain crashes and Gerry wakes up to an unusual surprise. He has turned into a baboon. Now, he has to fight to survive, while trying to get his parents to recognize who he really is.

This is a fictional story that is unique. The book kept my interest with its unusual setting and exotic animals. The plain crash and the baboons made it an exciting book. I did enjoy the extremely descriptive and realistic interaction with the baboons. However, the book was very predictable and advanced readers may find that aspect disappointing.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 6

Reviewer Age: 14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Lemoore, California US

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