The story starts off with Gary Lutz sitting under his big oak tree in his backyard reading his comic books. Then Gary’s pain in the butt neighbor, Mr.Andretti, keeps scaring Gary by telling Gary that Mr. Andretti’s beehive hasgone crazy. Gary falls for it every time because Gary is afraid of bees. Allday, Gary reads his comic books because he hates to do anything else.
No onelikes Gary because they think he’s a nerd, because he stinks at sports and looksweird. For instance, one time Gary was lined up to play baseball with the otherstudents and was last in line, and at the end of the game they lost because hestruck out. So, one of the big kids came up to him and punched him in the nose,so Gary ended up having to go home with a bloody nose.
The next day Gary foundan ad while surfing on the web. It said in big bold letters, “BodySwapping. Switch Bodies With Someone Else for One Whole Week.” Gary likedthat idea because he needed a long vacation from himself. He decided that hewould go to the body-swapping place the next day since it was only few blocksaway.
(What a coincidence) The next day Gary went to the company and asked if hecould switch bodies with someone else. The lady at the front desk, named Ms.Karmen, gave a picture to Gary and asked if he wanted to switch bodies with boyhis age named Barry. Gary said he would because this guy was really coollooking. Ms.
Karmen said she would come to his house the next day. The next dayMs. Karmen showed up on time and set up the equipment. She started the machine.Then something went wrong. Gary turned into a bee! Ms.
Karmen didn’t know whathappened to Gary, so she took her equipment and left. Gary tried to get help,but he couldn’t because he was just a bee. Gary found out that one of Mr.Andretti’s bees got in the machine. Gary got used to how a bee flies, and thenhe went outside to get some pollen because he was hungry. After his meal, Garywent for a flight but got caught in a net! It was Mr.
Andretti. He thought thatGary was one of the lost bees from his hive, and Mr. Andretti put Gary in thisbig dark beehive. Gary tried to get out but he couldn’t.
Then Gary rememberedsomething. Bees have to leave the hive to get pollen to make honey! There had tobe a way out! So Gary started looking. All these bees started chasing Gary, andGary didn’t know why.
All these bees surrounded Gary and aimed their stingers athim. He found out that they were moving Gary aside, because another bee wasdoing a dance. Gary remembered that when bees do a dance, it means they’regiving directions to other bees where good pollen is. Gary wandered around alittle bit. Gary thought that he was in a big scary maze. Then Gary found alittle hole. It was an exit! Gary hurried and got himself out of there.
Thelight was so bright Gary felt as if he were on the sun. The first thing thatpopped into Gary’s mind was going to Ms. Karmen, so Gary started flying to thecompany. When Gary got there the door wasn’t open, so Gary slipped in the mailslot.
Gary saw Ms. Karmen, but he realized that he couldn’t get to her becausethere was a Plexiglas wall between her and Gary. Gary slipped under Ms. Karmen’sdesk. Gary remembered that he couldn’t talk to anyone because he had such asmall voice. Then Gary remembered that Ms. Karmen had a microphone to speak tothe kids through the Plexiglas wall. Gary flew over to the microphone and spokethrough it to get Ms.
Karmen’s attention. Once Ms. Karmen had realized whereGary was, she sadly said that Barry didn’t want to give up being Gary becauseBarry was teaching everyone how to skateboard, and all the girls liked him. Garywas very upset, so he immediately flew to his house, where Barry was. When Garygot there, he knew that he would die if he stung Barry, but because he was soupset and not thinking clearly Gary stung Barry anyway. Suddenly everythingstarted to fade, and Gary realized that he was dying.
Then Gary woke up. He wasback to his regular life. Gary was confused, so he just thought that it was adream. Gary needed some air so he went outside and all the girls were on Gary’sdriveway ready for their skateboard lessons.
Gary found out that he was reallygood at skateboarding. The main character in this book is Gary Lutz. Gary Lutzis afraid easily and very observant. Gary is a scared boy because he is scaredof about everything, like when a bee was by him and he ran away.
He is observantbecause when he was in the hive he kept watching the bees closely to see whatthey were doing, like when the bees were doing a dance, and he realized that thebees were giving directions. I think that the theme of the book is, life is goodso don’t make any changes, because Gary wanted to change his life by switchingbodies with someone else but it turned into a disaster. That’s why you shouldappreciate who you are and not compare others with you. I think the author wrotethe book to entertain because I know that R.
L. Stine likes to entertain peoplewith horror stories. I didn’t like this book very much because it was very fakesounding.Book Reports