Attack of the Girlzillas

The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger, #2

Written by Jenny Meyerhoff, Illustrated by Jason Week

For Louie Burger, things are going great in the fifth grade until Louie’s dad goes on a business trip for two weeks and Louie is stuck in a house full of girls. uddenly it’s glittery makeup, yappy princess dogs, love notes from his grandma, and heart-shaped pancakes all the time. To make matters worse, when Louie gets into a fight with his girl-best-friend at school, he finds himself stuck in a boys-versus-girls prank war. How can Louie defend himself when he is constantly under attack by girlzillas? How can he go to “Growing Up Night” without his dad?

I thought the story line was good. It dealt with a lot of feelings and issues of becoming preteen but I was uncomfortable with the bullying, name calling (jerkball) and discussing things like boogers and barf. Louie’s way of expressing himself were words all starting with “barf.” Such as: barfburger, barftastic, barfilicious, and barforrible. The students will probably LOVE it!

Review by Carmen Southern, Pioneer Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★✩✩ (3 stars)
Interest Level: 3-6 Grades

The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger, #2
Attack of the Girlzillas
Written by Jenny Meyerhoff, Illustrated by Jason Week
Farrar, Straus, Giroux
265 pages
Release Date: October 13, 2015
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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3 thoughts on “Attack of the Girlzillas”

  1. Giveaway Alert! 5/8/2017: We have a copy of this book to give away to a school library, teacher, or student in Granite School District. The first to leave a short comment below with your name will win the book, as long as you haven’t already won a book from us this week. Thanks for looking!

  2. The name of this book is sure to attract students all by itself! It sounds like it deals with issues kids care about, and uses words they like to read!

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