Rex Zero, The Great Pretender
By Tim Wynne-Jones
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374362607, 224pp.)
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Rex Zero’s family is moving, again, this time to a different school district, and his old friends will probably forget he even exists. What’s more, a trio of bullies is out to get him. Rex’s wild and funny adventures continue as he stumbles into seventh grade, pretending to be someone he’s not, and using his overactive imagination to resolve one of life’s most vexing problems: just when everything is going well, why does it have to change?
TIM WYNNE-JONES’s highly praised books include Rex Zero and the End of the World, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book, and A Thief in the House of Memory, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
“Genuinely wholesome, packed with affectionate humor, tension and joy.” — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review
“Wynne-Jones's gift for understatement, intelligent humor, and sharp characterization serves this third (and best) installment well as Rex must handle many issues of growing up” —The Horn Book
“The humor of Rex’s first-person narration does not diminish Wynne-Jones’s ability to deal with tough issues candidly, and the resolution fully satisfies. This title does stand alone, but it will be most appreciated in libraries where Rex already has a strong following.” —School Library Journal