The Boys in the Back Row by Mike Jung

The Boys in the Back Row

Mike Jung

fiction contemporary middle grade emotional hopeful fast-paced

240 pages | first published 2020

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Best friends Matt and Eric are hatching a plan for one big final adventure together before Eric moves away: during the marching band competition at a Giant Amusement Park, they will sneak away to a nearby comics convention and meet their idol – a ...
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Summary of 63 reviews


emotional 60%
adventurous 50%
hopeful 50%
lighthearted 40%
reflective 30%
funny 20%
inspiring 20%
relaxing 20%
tense 10%


fast 87%
medium 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 40% | Character: 40% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 85% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

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