Flat Broke The Theory Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed Kevin struggled to overcome his knack for lying in Liar Liar and now he s back for another round of mayhem and misunderstandings in this financial comedy of errors In Kevin Gary Paulsen has created

  • Title: Flat Broke: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed
  • Author: Gary Paulsen
  • ISBN: 9780385740029
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kevin struggled to overcome his knack for lying in Liar, Liar, and now he s back for another round of mayhem and misunderstandings in this financial comedy of errors In Kevin, Gary Paulsen has created an appealing teen boy character who is just as human and fallible as his readers.

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    1. I like how this book goes on with the book liar liar with Kevin. Flat broke was a book I wanted to read because Gary Paulsen was the author so I knew it was going to be good. Sure enough it was. Kevin is just a kid with many problems. But Kevin is still my favorite character. I rate this book a well three stars.

    2. I had mixed thoughts about this story. Half of me didn't really enjoy it because it seemed really slow and boring at the beggining. I thought it needed to pick the pace up and get the actual rising actions faster. The other half of me really enjoyed it. It was about a 14 year old boy that is completly broke, so he gets him and his friends into like a poker club, between all of them, in hopes of making a lot more money off it. I think the reason I liked it was because I can relate to it, trying t [...]

    3. I have just finished ready Flat Broke by Gary Paulsen. It is a realistic fiction book with 118 pages. This book is the companion to Liar, Liar. The main character is Kevin. He is broke. He doesn't get allowance for a month because he lied. He needs to get some money to show a girl that he is rich. He wants to ask Tina to the dance. She is a blonde. He says that she is the most beautiful girl in school. First he starts poker games. He has 3 games going but he runs out of business because he got c [...]

    4. I though that the book was making me a little bit angry because Kevin's friend has a girlfriend but Kevin is trying to be the boyfriend of his friend girlfriend so Kevin is in a big situation. I think that Kevin is going to fail to get her and when his friend will now he will be in a big trouble. So with the money problem he founded a idea it was to make a store next to the school and it worked Kevin did not do it by himself Kevin did it with his friends.My second though was that Kevin is super [...]

    5. Have you read Lawn Boy by Paulsen? This book calls back to it quite a bit. Our main character Kevin needs to make some quick cash and is using his entrepreneurial skills to work to make some. His plans, while they work for awhile, have their consequences. Lawn Boy had more interesting characters and issues while this book has less in the way of confusing economic terms. It was a good read and a quick read, but lacked something in substance for me. It would be a good read aloud I think for maybe [...]

    6. Flat BrokeI read Flat Broke by Gary Paulsen. I like the book. I like the book because you will learn your lesson if you break rules.The setting in the book is usually outside or at school. The main character in the book is Kevin . The setting is The main problem is that Kevin has money issues. Yes, i would recommend this book. I would recommend this book to anyone. I would recommend it to everyone because it is a good story.

    7. This started out promising but then ended quickly. I really was hoping a good long middle story but as soon as it started it was over.

    8. Well i thought this book was good and Kevin is successful in life he is not afraid to take a risk so i gave it what it deserves because i you read it you would get it!!!

    9. Flat Broke is a relatively short book about a desperate young boy, Kevin, that will do about anything for some cash. He starts cleaning garages for money, and made hundreds off it, but Kevin wanted more. This story foretells Kevin's story about his money-hungry lifestyle and how it affects him and others. Kevin also must stay on edge as his parents don't know if they can trust him after the events unfolded in "Liar Liar". Flat Broke is an excellent quick read for anybody who likes the works of G [...]

    10. Kevin's allowance has been taken away after his lying to everyone, so he's plotting for a way to make money. Some of his ideas are less than ethical (supplying poker games); other ideas are just using people’s work (his sister’s beauty shop & Katie’s tutoring service) to his advantage. Still others are ill-advised (catering on college campus.) It’s not long before all the bad ideas start to catch up with him.

    11. This book was really good, it was funny, and it didn't skip around to much. The book was about a kid named Kevin trying to impress a cute girl at his school, but the problem was he didn't have any money.

    12. I thought that flat broke was a good prequel to liar, liar. the idea of the story was brilliant, I very much so felt as if I was in the story alongside all main characters. This was a very good short read for anyone that enjoys a humorous, and clever written book.

    13. I thought this book was really good because the stuff he is smart but bad.I also like this book because he knows what he is going to do before it actually happens.

    14. I thought this book was hilarious! I love the way Gary Paulsen writes. It is from the perspective of a 14-year-old boy named Kevin whose goal in life is to get filthy stinking rich. He devises all of these plans to fulfill that goal such as making money off of Poker games, getting a profit from his sister's cosmetic business, and selling cookies and coffee to college students. But will all of this come back to get him because through all of this his parents have no idea?

    15. This book is about a boy named Josh, who needs money, so he can invite the girl of his dreams to the school dance. This book was a really good and quick book. It is shorter that most of the books that I have been reading, bit it is still a really interesting book. I have not read the first book in the series, but I could still understand what was happening.

    16. This is a review of both Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception and Flat Broke: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed.The last time I read a book by Gary Paulsen, I was in fifth grade and my teacher assigned Hatchet. I really liked it, as I recall, but wilderness adventure stories aren't really my thing, and he's not an author whose work I've ever really needed to hand sell to kids, so over the years, I've sort of skipped over his books in fav [...]

    17. Interesting. I’m surprised almost everybody likes this book. It’s my duty to write a negative review to balance things out. First of all, the characters are pretty bad. Especially Kevin. He is extremely proud, and is so driven by greed that he is willing to do things that may be smart, but aren’t exactly morale. Then at the end, he’s kind of like “I learned my lesson, I’m so sorry.” The end. Also, I couldn’t help but notice that Kevin thinks things through in a completely immatu [...]

    18. Gary Paulsen’s Flat Broke is a sequel to Liar, Liar, and like Liar, Liar, is about rambunctious humor. The book’s driving force is its gleeful sense of the absurd and because its comic integrity relies on the deliciously over-the-top situations its incredible main character manufactures, realism is kept to a minimum. So don’t expect real-world personalities, in-depth character portrayals, and a slice-of-life environment. Kevin, the main character, does not think and act as a real fourteen- [...]

    19. After getting busted for all his lies in Liar, Liar, Kevin is back with even grander schemes to solve his newest problem: he is Flat Broke. Now that everyone he lied to is mad at him, his income stream has dried up. His parents have suspended his allowance for a month. His Aunt Buzz isn't speaking to him, which means no work for for her design business. He still babysits Markie, but because of his parents' divorce, they can no longer afford to pay Kevin.Of course, Kevin doesn't let this stop him [...]

    20. I found Flat Broke: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed at the book fair (along with Crush: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Love) and thought to myself, "Hey I remember reading the first one of these a long while back! Boy was the story funny! I wonder what happened to Kev?". Well I ended up buying the book (along with Crushed) and here we are! I thought this book was equivalently funny as Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Dec [...]

    21. Kevin wants to impress his crush Tina by showing off all of his money, but their is one problem. He had his allowance taken away for a month. Kevin is a real problem solver. He comes up with creative ways to make money like hosting poker parties with kids that don't know much about the game. He “borrowed” a golf cart and sold snacks (munchies) to college kinds in their dorms. He also cleaned garages found plenty of store dumpsters to take the trash. He even “hired” a few of his friends t [...]

    22. This time Kevin Spencer is over his habitual habit of lying and instead is trying to come up with some fast-acting, sure-fire moneymaking, get-rich-quick schemes. Honestly, he has some brilliant ideas, but they fall short when he doesn't account for all the little, bothersome details that tend to get him into big trouble. For a while, he makes a ton of money, but when he has to reimburse his (forgotten) expenses and pay his 'employees', his profits dwindle. Oh well, Kevin is still enthusiastic a [...]

    23. Picked this up for the kids to listen to on a short road trip we had coming up. My two (9 and 11) enjoyed it, while I just tolerated it and nit-picked. It's the story of a boy who is trying to be industrious and earn some pocket money, but in the process, exploits and manipulates people and plays fast and loose with the truth. These are probably considered good qualities in a successful adult in today's capitalistic, business oriented world, but it made me find the character to be rather unlikab [...]

    24. Funny, smart and part of an ongoing series for boys; moms, you have something to hand your sons (I say this as a single childless adult who reads almost everything books). I like the voice of Kevin, the narrator/main character, how in spite of his ambition, he really is a good kid. Industrious and helpful, if not always wise, Kevin is the kind of boy who doesn't whine about having insufficient funds (see Liar, Liar, the first of four so far, to find out why his allowance was cut off), but rather [...]

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