This is a laugh out loud, hilarious book by author Tom Angleberger of the equally funny Origami Yoda series. The Quick Pick Papers will also become a series according to the end of the book. The book is centered around three nerdy, geeky, middle school friends named Lyle, Dave, and Marilla. It seems Christmas vacation is coming up but since Dave is Jewish, Marilla is Jehovah's Witness, and Lyle's parents have to work on Christmas day at the Quick Pick, the three will have nothing to do, so they have made a pact to go somewhere great. They spent many a days trying to come up with a great place to go, to no avail, until one day in civics class when everyone was showing news stories and a kid named Dwayne reads a story about a major sewage upgrade in their town that will included the replacement of the old sludge fountain. Well that settles it, the trio has to go see the poop fountain before it is turned off forever. But you are going to have to read the book to learn the whole epic tale of the trip and visit to the mighty poop fountain.
This book was great! Another smash by Mr. Angleberger, I can't wait to see what the trio get into next, I mean really, how do you top a poop fountain? I love the fact that the characters are so real, three kids just looking for something cool to do that doesn't cost anything on a day when everyone else is otherwise occupied. Put this one on your TRL (to read list) and get it soon.