Published: August 4th, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Received: E-galley from Publisher--Thank you, Delacorte!!
Tamaya Dhilwaddi is in the fifth grader. She loves school. She loves learning. She doesn't love walking home with her neighbor Marshall, who used to be her friend before starting seventh grade. Marshall's been dealing with a bully. And when Marshall tries to take a shortcut through the wood to avoid his bully, that's when everything falls apart.
I loved Holes--but then again, who doesn't? And in comparison to Holes, Fuzzy Mud falls dreadfully short. Sachar's writing is equally as fantastic. However, the plot doesn't weave together as perfectly as Holes. Fuzzy Mud leaves a lot to be desired plot-wise. There are a lot of unanswered questions.
Overall, I found Fuzzy Mud to be an entertaining read. It would be a decent book for middle-grade readers and fans of environmentally based mystery thrillers.