Thursday, March 13, 2008

Skid by Rene Gutteridge


By now, you know I'm absolutely in LOVE with Rene's series, the "Occupational Hazards". The third book in this amazingly creative series is "Skid", and it's a winner!

Hank Hazard is shy, quiet, and thoughtful...which made him a perfect mime. But now that his parents are gone and the family clown business has been sold, being a mime won't help him get a job.

So he steps out of the box and applies for the position of airline quality inspector: basically, the James Bond of the skies. His first job finds him in VERY interesting circumstances!

On board flight 1945 is a jittery diamond courier, a jilted female in polka dots, a highly suspicious inspector, and a pot-bellied pig.

Did I mention the dead body?

Hilarious entertainment ensues once this novel takes off (it was a bit like a delayed flight at first:-). Hank is sincere in his faith, and he has a calming affect on the rather rattled passengers. And, after this particular flight, I'd "hazard" a guess that he'll take to the skies again and again!

I adore the Hazard family, and this is by far one of the most creative and innovative ideas for a series yet. With several more siblings to go, I can only hope Rene can keep her creative juices flowing.

I'm giving "Skid" five out of five bookmarks, with a set of wings as a charm. Who would have ever thought of putting a pig on a plane? Don't miss out on this series!

For my review of "Snitch", click here (sorry, but I read "Scoop" before my blogging days:-)
For my interview with Rene, click here.

"Skid" will hit bookstores May 2008, and is published by Waterbrook Press!

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

Kim said...

I have GOT to check this series out!!

Sounds like a blast!