Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute (Lunch Lady #1)


6277757Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: July 2009
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humour, Action, Middle Grade


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Hector, Terrence, and Dee have always wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isn’t dishing out the daily special? Where does she live? Does she have a lot of cats at home? Little do they know, Lunch Lady doesn’t just serve sloppy joes—she serves justice! Whatever danger lies ahead, it’s no match for LUNCH LADY!

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This was… unexpected.

Obviously, you should never go into a book expecting to dislike it, and a huge part of me was hoping this would be a great read, but I rarely read graphic novels that are part of a long series, with storylines that consist of villain after trying to rule the world (or school in this case).

But this was a lot of fun. I don’t care if the story never actually progresses, meaning that every time there will be a villain, and every time he or she will be defeated. I don’t care because the humour is spot on, the gadgets are original, and the fighting scenes are actually super entertaining.

And the best part is that there is a story to tell. Yes, the villains are villainous and somewhat petty, but there are other characters in this book. Lunch Lady is not alone… No, no, she has a sidekick who creates gadgets for her and helps her complete her missions!

I can’t believe this is not an animated TV series. I’m twenty years old, and I don’t watch animated series (ever), but I think I’d watch this one. It’s that fun. I also can’t think of anything that could justify me not giving this a 5-star-rating. I love Lunch Lady, her sidekick, the three kids who are too curious for their own good, and the villains, why of course!

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