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This six-book series centers around two 23rd century goofballs, Tuna and Herby, who travel back in time to study TJ Finkelstein for their history project. TJ will someday become a great leader who demonstrates honesty, integrity, thoughtfulness, self-sacrifice, respect for others—all traits she hones and grasps through her adventures in this series. Unfortunately, Tuna and Herby get stuck in TJ’s time (modern day), so she has to deal with their schemes while juggling the normal issues of a seventh grader who has moved to a new city, is trying to fit in, and is coping with her mother’s death and her family’s new life.
In AAAARGH!!!, Tuna and Herby try to help TJ with a book report by getting the author to write it for her, but all three of them quickly see the consequences of cheating spiral out of control. Meanwhile, TJ’s cute neighbor and classmate Chad Steel is getting ready for a big surfing competition—and learning his own lesson about honesty.

Product Details

Published:
January 25, 2013
Binding:
E-book

i loved this book and with the tyndale rewards program was able to bring it to my home for my kids and home school kids for free

I've read the first 3 books in this series and they crack me up. They feature 2 goofballs from future who end up in the present day to research a teenage girl named TJ. TJ happens to be one of the dorkiest girls in school. However, "someday TJ would grow up to be a brilliant leader doing brilliant things (hard to believe, since she was still having a hard time opening her locker.)" Anyway, these 2 goofballs drive TJ crazy: her first reaction is "always to shout at them every time she wakes up in the morning to see them standing in line to use her bathroom. (Apparently even 23rd entury time travelers need to use the facilities)". All the asides in this book are equally hilarious. This book features pirates (hence the "Aaaargh!!! title). The story begins when some pirates show up with Tuna and Herby to help TJ with her Treasure Island book report. Tuna pulled out a giant swiss army knife ("the type sold at time-travel stores everywhere"). The pirates shout things like "Argh" and "bleep-bleep-bleep": "which is all pirates are allowed to scream in a pg-rated book." And it only gets better from there. One crazy shenanigan after another. Bring in the mean girl--Hesper Breakaheart--who has tons of "very, very best friends" and who is totally out to get TJ. She may even be worse than the pirates.

AAAARGH!!! is a decent book for kids. It's definitely cheesy, but addresses in wrongness & consequences of cheating. The conflict is not really resolved by the end of the book.