Sunday, August 20, 2006

Out of Patience by Brian Meehl

Jake Waters has a hard life. He lives in the small town of Patience, Kansas. His father is crazy with the idea creating the ATM (American Toilet Museum). He’s working hard to win the World Series of Workup. Plus, he has to save his small town from complete destruction! All the trouble began when Jeremiah Waters (the founder of Patience) made the first plunger to unclog his Dolphin Deluge Washdown Water Closet (indoor toilet). A very religious man named Andars Cass didn’t like the idea at all, and then trouble followed. Cass was banned from Patience, not before he placed a curse on the town: ‘The day the Scepter of Satan (a.k.a. the Plunger of Destiny) returns, the final destruction will begin!’ Now that the Plunger of Destiny has returned, Jake and his friends are trying to save Patience and everyone in it. Will they succeed?

I found that it was a bit hard to stay focused during the beginning of the book. This book may be a little confusing to readers who don’t understand much about baseball, but the author does explain about the competition called the World Series of Workup. The book began to gain interest as I read on. The plot was very good. There were many exciting parts that leave you wondering what will happen next. I would definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy thrillers and those who understand a bit about baseball.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 7
Reviewer Age: 13
Reviewer City, State and Country: Chambersburg , Pennsylvania United States of America