WORLD BURPING CHAMPIONSHIP 2012
Let the invasion begin! My author copies have arrived…
In order to make money, Chris enters a contest where the middle school student who volunteers the most wins a cash prize, and he ends up at the Raven Hill Retirement Home. He soon realizes that everything is a little creepier than he expected; the clientele consists of werewolves, vampires, and zombies. They seem intent on draining his life juices to bolster their own. Chris enlists friends to help him, but they’re soon engaged in a battle with disgusting vermin that are out to consume everything in their path. The middle schoolers and the senior monsters join forces, and wage a campaign involving lots of snot, drool, and puke. The vermin are eliminated, but hints concerning other monster havens ensure further tales. The Fear the Barfitron series features elements popular with tween boys, including clueless adults and a high grossness quotient. An added bonus is that senior citizens-human and otherwise-are portrayed in a gentle and sympathetic manner.
—Kathleen McBroom, Director of Compensatory Education and School Improvement, Dearborn (Michigan) Public Schools