Fuzzy Mud

Fuzzy Mud

Book - 2015
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Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodbridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Wilson challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, Marshall takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. Tamaya reluctantly follows. They soon get lost, and they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined. In the days and weeks that follow, the authorities and the government become involved, and what they uncover might affect the future of the world.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Doubleday Canada, 2015.
ISBN: 9780385684590
Characteristics: 181 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 25, 2018

Taking a shortcut home to avoid a bully after school, Marshall and Tamaya encounter a dangerous, fuzzy mud.
I didn't want to read this book at first because I didn't like Holes, but I finally picked it up and enjoyed it very much. It's a short read, and although similar to Holes, I liked the characters better in this book. Definitely recommended! It's a mix of different genres like sci-fi, a bit of horror, coming-of-age, and realistic fiction.

Apr 22, 2018

boring book
not scary

I thought the book was awesome, but I was surprised that they were both pretty nice to the bully.

Oct 26, 2017


Oct 04, 2017

this is not a horror book. trust me

OranguTang Apr 10, 2017

This book tries to be some sort of horror/sci-fi novel for kids but honestly, the subject matter is just too serious. The story itself could have been alright (even if it did seem a little simplistic) but when you are talking about superbugs and overpopulation, it hits pretty close to home. The descriptions of the symptoms of touching the "fuzzy mud" (it thrives on organic matter so guess what happens to your skin?) is rather gruesome as well. I loved the Wayside School books and Holes but this is not up to par for Sachar.

Jul 04, 2016

This book had a nice amount of realism and fiction. The ending was a bit surprising but appreciated. I enjoyed it and I recommend.

Jul 04, 2016

This book was pretty good. I liked the length and the ending. It is really interesting with this new fuel, etc. Recommend it.

Lost in the forest. Chased by a bully. You throw fuzzy mud in his face. What is happening to your hand?

Oct 17, 2015

It switches half ways through to a mock documentary style book. Even though the bully was a focal point, he did receive justice and also become sympathetic later on. The other two main characters were likeable enough. The girl being the brave, good girl and the boy being fearful but coming around in the end. Good suspense as to what will happen, I would have liked it more if stuck to telling the story and not switching styles halfways through. It removes you out of the story, instead of you being immersed.

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Jul 25, 2018

readingfairy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 15

Oct 04, 2017

Xookie12 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13


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