Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
Tamaya and Marshall have been walking to and from school together for years. It is a long walk around the woods they are forbidden to enter. Then one day, Marshall decides to take a "short cut" through the woods to avoid a bully and Tamaya follows along into the woods. First they get lost. Then they are found by the bully. Next they escape only to discover that the mud that saved them in the woods was a lot more dangerous than any of them thought.
I listened to this on audio. It was narrated by Kathleen McInerney with a full cast that filled in flashbacks and flash forwards. I really enjoyed this book. There was no real mystery as to the danger from the fuzzy mud from the beginning. The true mystery was the solution to the danger. I would highly recommend this book to all kids.