Floors by Patrick Carman

April 28, 2011 at 10:14 am 1 comment

Summary:  The Whippet Hotel is a strange place full of strange and mysterious people. Each floor has its own quirks and secrets. Leo should know most of them – he is the maintenance man’s son, after all. But a whole lot more mystery gets thrown his way when a series of cryptic boxes are left for him . . . boxes that lead him to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and unexpected alliances. Leo had better be quick on his feet, because the fate of the building he loves is at stake . . . and so is Leo’s own future!

Reviews: 
Floors
has just the right balance of whacky and funny to make it the kind of book that is perfect for leisure reading. There are parts of the book that don’t make sense in the beginning but as you go on, it turns into an action filled page-turner. Personally, I can’t wait until book 2 in this series comes out.-Alex

Floors by Patrick Carmen is different from other books because it has many adventures in an odd hotel. There is a zillionaire and his family staying in the hotel. In the hotel every room is different. There’s a cake room where the zillionaire stays. There is a pinball room where a man size pinball machine uses a bowling ball for a ball. There’s also a room of caves and ponds. In one of the caves is a movie theater. In the hotel there are many other weird rooms. Leo, the maintenance man’s son, who works with his dad has to save the hotel in four days. All the people in the hotel think there are only seven floors but only the gardener and the owner know that there are thirteen floors. Two bad guys are trying to sabotage the hotel so they can buy the hotel for a low price. At the end of the book they reveal themselves as… well, you have to read and find out! – Elliott

What would you do if your one and only home was falling apart? That is the situation Leo Fillmore is in – and he decides to save it.
Leo lives in a wacky hotel designed and built by Merganzer D. Whippet. The hotel is called The Whippet. There are nine floors with crazy rooms such as the Cake Room and the Robot Room.  You see, Merganzer Whippet is eccentric, so things are rather different here than in other places. There is, for example, a duck elevator that leads to a duck pond on the roof. (Ducks are very good to have around, you know.)
Leo is the maintenance man’s son. He helps his dad take care of The Whippet. Merganzer disappeared one hundred days ago. On the morning of the one hundred and first day, Leo’s life is turned upside down.
On his trip to get the ducks, Leo finds a box in the duck elevator. On it, there is a note with instructions, or more accurately, hints. Leo sets out to save the hotel with Remi, Blop the robot and a duck. And those boxes are going to help them do it.
That’s pretty much Floors in a nutshell. I really, really liked it. I might even go as far as to say it was my favorite OPLbery book!
The plot was fast paced, jam packed with action, humor, mystery, adventure, and, of course, DUCKS! You really got to know and like the characters. I felt as if I had known Leo all my life. He was like a friend. I also found myself immersed in the story. So deep into his world, that I was there. It was a really good book.
If you are looking for an adventurous, funny, mysterious, action packed realistic fiction book, that will probably be an OPLbery winner, you should definitely read Floors. (I must confess: you will have a brief obsession with ducks!)-Maggie

I read the book Floors by Patrick Carman. I really like the book’s eccentric, zing zangy feeling. It just made me want to keep reading. I really hope there is a sequel to it. -Olivia

I think this book is great. Sometimes it’s confusing and sometimes it’s surprising. I’m OK with that. This dude really knows how to write. It talked about a lot of adventure and that was kind of confusing but I liked it and it really got to me and it was like when I opened the book it yelled at me and said “Pick me! Pick me!”.I gave the book a chance and I really liked it. This may be the OPLbery winner. – Florencia

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  • 1. Daniel  |  March 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I love these books. Patrick carman is the best author on earth.

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