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Cardboard

Cardboard
By Doug TenNapel
GRAPHIX, 2012
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

Cam's down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it's the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man-and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life. But the neighborhood bully, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!


So, this one was kind of disappointing. It was still fun. I think I'll always read Doug TenNapel's books, and I can't wait for the next one. This one just was three stars instead of four or five. It probably would have helped if I had read the description and known what I was getting into. Magic Cardboard? Really? 

I didn't like the characters very much and I really wish there had been more romance. A lot more. But I am a girl, and obviously, Doug TenNapel is not. But really, it would have been so much better with the romance playing a bigger role for more of the story. I liked the ending. It was very sweet.

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