Reader Reviewed The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other) by Geoff Rodkey

The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other)

Written by Geoff Rodkey
Part of the The Tapper Twins Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

This story of the war between twins Claudia and Rees will strike a chord with anyone who’s got a sibling. It all starts at school when Rees exposes his sister to mass humiliation in the canteen, at least that’s what Claudia thinks, and she has the advantage because she’s writing the story. Rees attributes it to an earlier pop-tart row. Either way, hostilities are declared. Claudia’s narrative is interrupted by comments and scribbled notes from Rees, and interspersed with online conversations with friends, and even text exchanges between their parents. Like watching two friends fighting, it’s simultaneously horrible and fascinating. Things get out of hand when the fight moves onto social media and there’s a surprise come-uppance for Claudia, definitely the more ruthless of the two. No matter whose side readers are on, they’ll be relieved that the twins are reconciled at the end. This is a fun, very readable story, with a fair few life-lessons hidden beneath all the commotion. ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Kelise Brown-Morgan, age 8 - 'The book has got pictures but not like a normal picture book!  It has photos and pictures of emails and text messages.  I think it is great!' Read full review >
  • Olivia Faulkner, age 8 - 'The Tapper Twins Go To War (With Each Other) by Geoff Rodkey is good overall...Personally I think that Geoff Rodkey is a very good author...' Read full review >
  • Alex Crisp, age 9 - 'It's so funny that my older sister wants to read it too, even though she has a big list of other books to read.' Read full review >
  • Isabelle Stevens, age 7 - 'It made me laugh out loud.  I like the way the book is written like a script. So the story moves on really fast.' Read full review >
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'The twins find really inventive ways to get back at each other and this created a very original comedy which made me laugh out loud.' Read full review >
  • Cameron Lobban, age 9 - 'I read this book in 2 days as I could not put it down.' Read full review >
  • Georgie Docwra, age 9 - 'One of my top ten favourite books!! I really enjoyed this book because I like the way it is written like a play script using all the characters voices.' Read full review >
  • Alina Wraith, age 9 - 'I thought this was a great book by Geoff Rodkey and would like to read more by him.' Read full review >
  • Alexander Butler, age 10 - 'This is an extremely funny story about the relationship - well, war between a brother and sister that anyone with a sibling will love!' Read full review >

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The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other) by Geoff Rodkey

Wars are terrible things. I know this because I've read about a lot of them on Wikipedia. And also because I was just in one. It was me against my brother, Reese. That might not sound like a war to you. Trust me. It was.

This is the oral history of the terrible war between twins, Reese and Claudia Tapper. It began with a cruel and senseless sneak attack in the school cafeteria on Monday, September 8th, at approximately 8:27 a.m. Or possibly it began in the Tapper family kitchen, earlier that morning, with the greedy guzzling of the last brown sugar cinnamon toaster pastry. What really happened? It depends on who you speak to...This is a hilarious middle-grade comedy that's both totally timeless and completely up-to-the-minute. We have four books commissioned to preserve momentum.

About the Author

Geoff Rodkey

Geoff Rodkey is best known as the screenwriter of the hit films Daddy Day Care, RV and the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, The Road Trip Movie.

His first novel was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children Book Prize, and he has also written for the educational video game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, the non-educational MTV series Beavis and Butt-head, Comedy Central's Politically Incorrect and at least two magazines that no longer exist.

Geoff currently lives in New York City with his wife and three sons, none of whom bear any resemblance whatsoever to the characters in The Tapper Twins series.

Photo credit (c) Ash Fox LLC

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240 pages


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Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

3rd September 2015




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