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Format: Paperback
This book is set in the country side of Ireland, revolving around teh teeenage Benny and his side kick Babe. However, unlick most stories, the girl, Babe seems to have all the brains in the pair.
The story starts when BEnny and Babe start a bait selling business, which quickly involves other Irish locals. This leds to many adventures, such as scuba diving in a creek, dodgin dead cats, acting in vampire plays and throwing toys out windows. In the end, Benny has choose between his best friend or money.
The story isn't just about the two adventurous teenagers, it is also about them growing up and dealing with teenage problems (i.e. having dead cats thrown at them and have to kiss in a play).
Not only is the plot well written and the characters developed and are believable, but it is also the funniest book I have ever read. Jokes are on every page referrring to songs and events to more modern ones. This makes it enjoyable for people of all ages. A great read!
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Bought this for my wife as a follow up to Benny And Omar. This was even better. Read it myself and thoroughly enjoyed, absolutely brilliant, a must for any Colfer fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Hit 29 April 2004
By Gia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this book, like many of Colfer's others! The action was non-stop, which is what I like in a book. Since it is based on kids my age, I could really relate. The battle between good and evil got an unexpected twist in the end, when Furty does something good for the pair. Benny and Babe are opposites, and (...) what makes them funny. Babe insults Benny on being a Townie, and Benny comes back with a Culchie remark. Figurative language pops out at you just as fast as Babe's quick remarks. I loved hearing about what would happen next; from the kiss to Black Chan. This book took me on a roller coaster that I actually enjoyed!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, excellent writing style 12 May 2011
By bswelch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Eoin Colfer hits a home run with Benny and Babe in both content and style. Benny and Babe is a classic coming of age story about 13 year old Benny who is a hurling all-star plagued with a very liberal mother and a little brother who won't behave like little brothers should. Benny also still play with dolls (technically its an action figure, but no one would care about the difference if they ever found out). Benny's life changes while visiting his grandfather for the summer in a small fishing village where he meets Babe, a rambunctious Tomboy with a "crazed one-eyed" dog named Conger. Benny and Babe end up friends and partners in a lure business where they find old lures and sell them to fisherman. All is fine an well until Furty Howlin enters the mix, then things get interesting.

Colfer uses a very fun writing style that can be described as tongue in cheek at times. Although the main character is 13, Benny and Babe can appeal to older audiences because of the humor and writing style included. Themes include, coming of age, friends, entrepreneurship, juvenile delinquency, alcoholism, and responsibility. Colfer touches on all of these themes in a tactful and very realistic way, bringing a sense of truth to the story. Benny and Babe, is an excellent book that is definitely worth the read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 Aug. 2016
By Mona Chrone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Good read
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny coming-of-age tale 8 Oct. 2010
By Anne Bella - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Eoin Colfer, better known for his Artemis Fowl books, has created a sympathetic and believable character in Benny. My 12 year-old daughter and I both completely enjoyed the Irish setting, the humour, and the adventures of Benny and his "business partner" and possible love interest, Babe.
4.0 out of 5 stars Book condition fine, story not 28 Mar. 2013
By Carmon Rike - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book was in decent condition and cheap enough I'm not gonna complain. The story was dull though, so I'm giving it four stars for false advertisement (made it seem like a good story.)
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