Just Doomed by Andy Griffiths Illustrated by Terry Denton
Just Doomed by Andy Griffiths, Illus. Terry Denton. Pub. Pan Macmillan, 1012.
That sentence sums up the type of writing you are going to experience in this book. You will know from reading Andy Griffiths other books like Just Stupid and The Day my Bum went Psycho which were hugely popular.
You will also know that Andy Griffiths has got reluctant boy readers especially, reading his books in droves. It is not classic literature but the stories and the books are classics. The 100 ways to know you are doomed are classic.
My favourite three stories from this novel are the time Andy is sent by his mother to pick up her handbag and he doesn’t want to be seen walking with it. The time tthe Griffith family check into a nudist colony for a holiday by accident because they misunderstood the term “naturist”. And finally a brilliant take off of the pick-a-path adventure novels in which the wrong path and even the right path will lead you to doom.
Just wonderful. For readers from middle school through to junior high school.