The Homework Machine

Written by Dan Gutman

Reviewed by Peter S. (age 10)

The Homework Machine is about a machine named Belch that does kids homework for them. The D-squad, Judy Douglas, Sam Dawkins, Kelesy Donnely and Brenton Damagatchi use it because they think they have too much homework. The problem is a kid named Ronnie Teotwawki is catching on because he sees them go to Brenton's house every day. Will Ronnie catch them and spoil their secret?

I like the book because Dan Gutman made up a homework machine and I think that is pretty cool! What kid couldn't use some help with his homework? Brenton is an interesting character because he seems very smart, but he just uses the homework machine. My favorite part was how Brenton made the homework machine and soon they all joined together to become friends. There is something unique about the book. Instead of chapters, the author uses paragraphs with the character's names in bold print.

I would recommend this book to people of ages 9-12 who do not like homework! The ending is also good because it is very suspenseful. You will not want to put it down, trust me.

Peter S. is a student in Mr. Richard's 4th Grade Class
2007-2008