As Simon celebrates his fourteenth-and-a-half birthday by getting his first pair of eye glasses strange things begin to happen to him. “There are a lot of stories about the power of a full moon, but I haven’t heard anything about the effects of a new moon.” (p. 6) Over the next few nights, Simon’s body transforms one item per night, then returns to normal by the morning: first night equals a tail, second night -paws, third night -ears, and so on. Simon foils a burglary on a night after his full transformation and shares the events with a mythology loving friend Ricardo. “I barely believe it myself , “Simon admitted. “I used to only read about mythology. Now… I am mythology.” (p. 51)
Nine chapters of high interest with easy reading for reluctant older students. Includes ‘Discussion Questions’ and ‘Writing Prompts’.
Oops – typo on page 32 “saiad” should be said.