Monday, October 27, 2014

"Willie's Redneck Time Machine" by John Luke Robertson (with Travis Thrasher)

About this book:

  “Willie finds a mysterious wooden crate in the Duck Commander warehouse. Only John Luke is around, so the two of them open up the box and find a strange device. It turns out it's a time machine that looks a bit like an outhouse. Willie and John Luke test out the machine and find themselves journeying back and forth in time. They have crazy adventures but know they need to make it back to West Monroe. But will they make the right choices to get back at the right time?

Series: Book #1 in this series. {There are a total of four books in this series; “
Willie's Redneck Time Machine”, “Phil & the Ghost of Camp Ch-Yo-Ca”, “Si in Space”,” Jase & the Deadliest Hunt”.}

Spiritual Content- A mention of a Church play; Older John Luke (in 2038) said he found a girl who loves the Lord & that God has been good to them; One Time Travel was in the Bible days of Noah (so lots of that); Mentions of Joseph, Moses, Jesus & Trusting God; In “A Note from John Luke Robertson” at the very end of the book, John Luke talks about God and quotes James 1:14.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘dummy’, a ‘sissy’, a ‘stupid’, two ‘shut up’s, and four ‘idiot’s; a Mention that people were cursing (not written); The time machine looks like an outhouse (so there’s a mention of that, your bladder, when they go in to the “Time Machine”, John Luke comments that “it doesn’t look used, no po*p on the seat.”. Phil later comments that “a man doesn’t go into an outhouse unless he’s got business to take care of.”); Mentions of a Port-A-Potty and a Port-A-Po*ps (Ew. Just Ew.); piles of poo; a Mention of a f*rt bomb and a bomb that smells like a pig’s gut; a Mention of holding a dead deer’s beating heart; a Mention of a wedgie; Bloody noses, slaps, fighting and most ending end with Willie/You being hit or dying.
*Note: Many celebrities (Britney Spears, Rick Astley, Jimmy Kimmel, Psy (& his song, Gangnam Style), Bell Biv DeVoe, Jon Bon Jovi, ZZ Top, Spock, Godzilla, and Chewbacca), Songs, TV Shows & Movies(America’s Funniest Home Videos, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Survivor, Lord of the Rings, Groundhog Day, The H*nger G*mes, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, The Terminator, and The Matrix) plus Twitter and Radio-Shack are all mention once or many times.

Sexual Content- A mention of High-School aged Korie kisses John Luke (thinking he was High School Willie.)

-You as Willie Robertson
                                        P.O.V. of You/Willie
           Throughout the book you go to: Today, Tomorrow, ????, 1863, 1963, 1990, 2038, 2319, and“A Long, Long, Long Time ago.”.
                                                   252 pages

Pre Teens- 

New Teens- 
(and a half)

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens- 

My personal Rating- 
(and a half)

{ Because of the potty humor/mentions, some girls may not like this book; Some Brothers, on the other hand, may like it. Depends on the family & their rules. }
I reviewed this book for girls who like to hunt (like one of the sweet girls I babysit, love you S!). Now, my family (okay, really just my Dad & older sister…my Mama doesn’t like their mouths (“cr*p” is said a lot in the show which is a huge no-no in our house) and I’m iffy and don’t agree with everything they say. Though I love Mia! She’s a doll! :) ) watches the show with the Robertson family and the opening pages of “Willie’s Redneck Time Machine” seriously sounded like Willie and they way he talks. This was the first time I had reviewed a “choose your own adventure” book. (Challenging but fun.) Most of the endings ended kind of randomly though.  

See y’all on Wednesday!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Tyndale) for this review.

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