Sunday, November 11, 2012

Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero by Matt Peterson!

From passing the sacrament with his fly down to failing miserably at capture the flag, Andrew knows he’ll never be able to fulfill his duties as a deacon. But when tragedy strikes on his Boy Scout backpacking trip, Andrew’s whole troop must become stronger than they ever imagined. This hilarious coming-of-age story is bound to have you rooting for a “misfit” hero!
Meet the Author:
Matt Peterson has been working with Scouts and young men for over ten years. He has lead adventures into deep canyons, up tall mountains, and through raging rivers. Search and Rescue has only been called once.
Matt lives in Mesa, Arizona, with his wife and four kids. He served a mission in São Paulo, Brazil, where he learned Portuguese, how to love the people, and how to walk really fast. In his spare time, he runs a free neighborhood sports league for kids.

Andrew has a lot of firsts in his life since he turned 12. The next "first" is going camping with his very young Boy Scout troop. Things start out rather damp, and things only go downhill from there. As their leaders continue their trip, Andrew has to deal with a lot of things he is not so great at. However, when something unexpected happens, Andrew and his fellow Scouts must pull together in ways they never expected. It will take everything they've got (plus a little divine help) to get them out of this all in one piece.

I thought this book was too cute! It had me laughing out loud at several points, but non-LDS readers some of that humor will be missed probably. Not only was it hilarious, but it was pretty on point for a young boy that age. The author did a great job of getting in that mindset. Andrew was fairly typical for a 12 year old boy, but he was also capable of much more than he thought he was. This was great to see and a good message to be sent to people of every age.

Of course, for me it was a super fast read. It is age appropriate, and I would think that it could be enjoyed by both boys and girls. I really loved this book. I will be recommending it to everyone I know. It's fun, smart, sweet, and of course very funny. This book is everything that people of all ages will enjoy reading about.

Book provided for review.

Be sure to check out all the stops on the tour. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Leigh Ann said...

Hey there! I was doing some blog hopping and found yours. I am now your newest follower! You have a great site and I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts. I hope you will stop by for a visit sometime soon! Have a great week! :)

Leigh Ann
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