Header image with four cats and the text: Pussreboots, a book review nearly every day. Online since 1997
Now 2024 Previous Articles Road Essays Road Reviews Author Black Authors Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA+ Artwork WIP

Recent posts

Month in review

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
Bird & Squirrel All Tangled Up by James Burks
Black Hammer, Volume 3: Age of Doom Part One by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
Boat of Dreams by Rogério Coelho
Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
Captive Hearts of Oz Volume 1 by Ryo Maruya and Mamenosuke Fujimaru
Charley Harper's Book of Colors by Zoe Burke
Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames
Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower
Daring Do and the Eternal Flower by A.K. Yearling
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg and Allan Ahlberg
Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs
Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat
The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll
The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley
Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan and R. Gregory Christie
Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Takedown by Laura Shovan
Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution by Mitch Iverson
Wind/Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 04)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 11)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 18)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 25)
January 2019 Sources
January 2019 Summary

Road Essays
FF3366: orphans going offroad to rural places

FF3333: orphans in rural places along Blue Highways

FF3300: orphans left in rural places along interstates

FF00FF: orphans in the city by way of the cornfield

On Note Taking

Road Narrative Update for January 2019

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

Canadian Book Challenge: 2024-2025

Beat the Backlist 2024

Ozathon: 12/2023-01/2025

Chicken Prints
Paintings and Postcards

Privacy policy

This blog does not collect personal data. It doesn't set cookies. Email addresses are used to respond to comments or "contact us" messages and then deleted.

Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties: 02/23/19

Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties

Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat is the third in the Frazzled series. Once again I'm reminded at just how grounded this series is in San Diego as Abbie and her classmates go on a week long school trip to "outdoor school" which outside of the book is just known as "sixth grade camp."

Abbie is excited to go but there are a couple of hiccups. First is, her perfect brother is attending as a counselor. The second is, she's in a cabin full of strangers. Abbie is on her own and in complete wallflower mode.

Thankfully before it's too late, Abbie gets the pep talk she needs from her brother and the other counselors. She gets to try new things and be a different Abbie. Abbie 2.0 as she calls it.

Abbie's adventures and mishaps at outdoor school brought back memories. The big game during her week at camp is keeping the golden pig safe from the counselors. In story, no group of campers has managed to keep it safe for the entire week.

This detail brought back a memory of the real world game played at camp the year I was there. Instead of a golden pig, it was a plastic farm animal, like one of those sets you can get at Target or similar. I just remember that when my friend Omar has it, we started calling him "Farms" because he usually like to be called Homes (as in homeboy). The name became sort of a codeword for whomever had the animal.

I don't know if a fourth book is planned. I hope one is. I would definitely read it.

Five stars

Comments (0)

Lab puppy
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:

Twitter Tumblr Mastadon Flickr Facebook Facebook Contact me

1997-2024 Sarah Sammis