I don’t really suffer from writer envy, but if I did, Vordak the Incomprehensible: Rule the School is the book I wish I had written.
This is the sequel to Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World. I haven’t read the first book, but I want to own it like yesterday. In this new book, the evil supervillian Vordak wants to create a powerful freeze ray that will turn all the water on the planet to ice. But first, he starts with his Abominable Age-Reduction Ray. Whoops, when he tests it on himself, he ends up only being old enough to enter junior high school. Problem is, the balsoid coil broke and now he can’t reverse the effects of his Abominable Age-Reduction Ray until he finds a new one. Good thing Farding Junior High has one. So, Vordak, who has a penchant for alliteration, joins the ranks of students at Farding and attempts to rule the school while searching out the balsoid coil. If he gets a chance to wipe out his arch-nemesis, Captain Virtue, in the process, it will be all that much better. “MUAHAHAHAHA!!!”
School Library Journal said that fans of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and Dave Pilkey’s Captain Underpants books will enjoy this one. I totally agree. Outrageously funny, Vordak is a perfect supervillain. Part Dr. Doofenshmirtz (Phineas and Ferb) and part Boris Badenov (Rocky and Bullwinkle) he comes up with the most inventive inventions and silly schemes.
Filled with zany characters like Principal Combover, who enjoys making public announcements over the loud speaker, Marlena Lurchburger–Vordak’s rival for school president, lunch lady Agnes Lipwartz, and janitor Burfus Waxclog, Rule the School will have your reader ages 9 and up turning page after page. Vordak is the narrator of his own story–which by now probably won’t surprise you. Who else could tell this story? In a unique twist, Vordak banters with an unknown reader throughout the book.
The entire story takes place over eight weeks with Vordak bringing you through each week from Week 8 to current day. He is kind enough to start you off with “A Word of Warning,” which gives you some insight into this evil, sarcastic, inventive genius.
Kids everywhere will want to read this one. It’s too funny to pass up.
Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
- ISBN-13: 978-1606840146
- SRP: $13.99