We asked OWLconnected reader Gabriel, 11, to read and review Jay Versus the Saxophone of Doom, a new book by Canadian author Kara Kootstra. Read on for his full thoughts!
In the words of Gabriel
"This is a very funny, exciting book about a hockey player’s struggles with the instrument he’s given in music class. I can relate to Jay, as I LOVE hockey and I am a saxophone player!
The best parts of this book are the Game Tips that Jay gives the reader throughout the book. They are funny little life tips for kids! I also love that Jay’s family is just like mine, with an eye-rolling sister, and sometimes embarrassing parents! I love Jay’s descriptions of his games and practices. Unlike most books I read, there is NOTHING I didn’t like about it, and I thought it was an amazing book from beginning to end.
I would recommend this book to any kid who has struggled to learn something new. Every kid has stuff that they are amazing at and stuff that they struggle with. I think this book would encourage kids to keep trying their best. I think other kids would LOVE this book because it’s funny and relatable.
RATING: 10 out of 10 would read again!"
Sound like a cool read? Find Jay Versus the Saxophone of Doom in a bookstore near you this January.