Printer Problems by B.W. Mackey (review by Kristi)

Printer Problems

From Goodreads: BRIAN REED HAS A NEW PRINTER FOR HIS COMPUTER, AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE A MIND OF ITS OWN. CAN BRIAN AND HIS FRIEND BREAK THE CURSE BEFORE THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENS?

Strange messages print when no one is around, when no data has been sent to the print queue, and even when the machine is unplugged. The worst part for twelve-year- old Brian is the predictions are coming true and life is becoming scary. Each time Brian tells a lie, makes fun of someone, or does something he shouldn’t–the messages appear.

Brian gets help from his friend, Jason, to tackle the printer problems. But when the boys meet Angela Daniels, their situation becomes much more urgent. Since Angela has also been in contact with the printer, it is now causing more danger than they could have imagined. The trio must solve the mystery, and they don’t have time to waste.

My review: Printer Problems is the first kids’ book by author B.W. Mackey. Of course, you might know her best by her real name, Beth Wiseman. Beth has entered the kids’ book arena with an entertaining story alongside a lesson about consequences.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. I know Beth as a wonderful writer of Amish fiction and contemporary fiction. Her writing in this book is just as good as in the other genres she writes. This story was well thought out and written well for the targeted age group. The book gets across what happens when you do things that aren’t right but not in an overly preachy way. I think this is great in a book for kids as they will be more likely to stay involved with the story and still get the point of the story.

I believe this book is geared more towards middle school-aged boys with the two main characters in the book being boys of this age group. However, I think girls would enjoy the story, too.

If you have kids in the family who love to read and are looking for a fresh new voice, pick up a copy of Printer Problems.

I was given a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.

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