Bad Unicorn

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Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Intermediate, Young Adult
Author: Platte F. Clark
Publisher: Aladdin; 1st edition
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9781442450127
Pages:  432

Max Spencer has a book report due. Shuffling under his bed he finds his book, The Codex of Infinite Knowability, and decides that that book will work just fine. However, when he shows it to the class and reads from it things, begin to go awry. Max, his best friend Dirk, and newest friend Sarah, as well as the dwarf proprietor of their favorite game shop, find themselves transported to a future world where Robo-Princess the robotic unicorn is determined to rid the world of humans once and for all.

This is a book for boys. The irony is non-stop in a way that only young boys can adore, quote and re-quote to their hearts delight. The story and characters are well written and have readers cheering for them from beginning to end. The plot, including the constant irony, is well crafted and leads to an exciting and wonderful ending that pulls many pieces of the story together in Dickensian fashion. From the ending it is obvious that Max and his friends are in for a potential "infinite" number of adventures. Young men of all ages who enjoy a good game will enjoy this book.

*Contains mild violence.