Friday, June 18, 2010

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: The Brain Full of Holes by Martin Chatterton

Title: The Brain Full of Holes
Author: Martin Chatterton
Release Date: 3/10/2010
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Number of pages: 256
Reading level: Young Adult

4.5 Stars out of 5

Possible Spoilers for the first book in this series below.

Description from Borders:

Sheldon McGlone is finding it hard to adjust to his new life in Switzerland. It's not surprising really. He's just left his home in Australia and moved half way around the world because his mother has married a member of a specialist scientific crack squad. That's not something that happens every day. And now Sheldon's best friend, The Brain, is also his step-brother. That would be weird even if your best friend wasn't a frighteningly brainy super-sleuth. And The Brain IS a frighteningly brainy super sleuth. But what REALLY has Sheldon worried is The Brain's constant preoccupation with the missing holes in his cheese sandwiches - oh, and also the carnivorous cuckoo-clocks he keeps seeing everywhere!Sheldon and The Brain are drawn into the crazy world of Quantum Physics, and soon realise what can happen when science takes the lid off Pandora's Box..

My thoughts:

I had originally planned to do a joint review with my son. Unfortunately, his summer schedule has been hectic, and he wasn’t able to finish the series in time. So for this review it’s just me.

In The Brain Full of Holes we meet up with Sheldon and Theo “The Brain" in Switzerland. They relocated after the escapades in Farrago Bay, and the marriage of Sheldon’s mom and The Brain’s guardian. Now the boys aren’t only partners, but also stepbrothers. Sheldon, while still awkward, seems to be a bit more sure of himself. At least until the lovely Helga shows up to request assistance in locating her missing father. For Sheldon it is love at first sight, and he uses every opportunity to inadvertently embarrass himself in front of his crush. Helga’s father has gone missing just like the holes in the swiss cheese. The Brain and Sheldon are on the case, and things get weird. I’m talking like flying cow weird!

I loved The Brain Full of Holes even more than the first book in this wacky series. Sheldon is a character you can’t help but adore. I can’t get enough of him. He’s the underdog, but always manages to come out on top. The plot was fascinating. It featured an excellent mix of mystery and science. Some might even consider it sci-fi. This book was a real page turner. I’m not a science person by any means, but all the talk of particles and dark matter kept me glued to the page. This is an amazing series that I’d recommend to even the youngest teen. I hope to see more adventures involving the lovable Sheldon and brilliant Theo.

Martin Chatterton on the web:

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Other books in this series:

The Brain Finds a Leg

Read my review here.

Stop by Peachtree Publishers blog to see other tour stops for not only The Brain Full of Holes, but several other new books as well.

*I received my copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Thanks Erin!

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  1. I saw this book on the publishers list and thought it sounded hilarious! I'm definitely going to have to read it now!

  2. Stacy, it is! I hope there are more Brain and Sheldon books to come.