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Brave New Pond (2011): Super Amoeba! Redux

Jennifer L. Holm, Squish, vol. 2: Brave New Pond (Random House, 2011)

photo credit: Random House

I was a pretty big fan of Super Amoeba!, the first Squish book, so it was a foregone conclusion I’d be picking up vol. 2. Unfortunately, life got in the way, and it took me over a year after its release to get around to it. This one is almost as much fun as the first, though the Holms decided to go a little lighter on the science in this volume (I thought that to its detriment, your mileage may vary) and spend a little more time on the social aspects of the characters. It’s still a quick, fun read, and I can still heartily recommend this series. Now I’ve gotta get caught up myself… *** ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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