Book Review: Emily the Strange: Piece of Mind by Jessica Gruner

Emily the Strange: Piece of Mind
Emily the Strange #4
Author: Jessica Gruner, Rob Reger & Buzz Parker
Reading Level: YA/MG
Genre: Fantasy
Released: December 27th 2011
Review Source: HarperCollins
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Emily the Strange stands for: Do it yourself; think for yourself; be yourself.

In the concluding volume of the story arc that has defined this singular 13-year-old, Emily’s uniquely odd to-do list includes:

1. Lose (and regain) mind
2. Reprogram golem
3. Locate secret book vault
4. Commune with Dead Dark Aunts
5. Rescue Cousin Jakey
6. Redecorate souvenir kiosk
7. Thwart Thought Thief
8. Endure hero worship
9. Grant ancestral enemy’s deepest wish
10. Save cat-napped kitty
11. Summon black rock
12. Defeat Shady Uncles
13. Guard family legacy and claim inheritance!

Lavishly illustrated with trademark black-and-red art, this delightfully quirky story follows Emily on her journey to uncover her family’s mysterious secrets—secrets that are ancient, surprising, and Strange!

Quirky story that I am sure the followers of this series enjoyed. This book seemed targeted towards tweens and younger teens. I liked the comic book/manga feel to it.

I really enjoyed Emily's sarcastic sense of humor and the story was easy, and fun, to follow. She was a fun character to read about and the story was interesting enough to hold my attention. I love how she had to do everything in 13's--she would make to do lists that had to include 13 items. I liked how this book had the girl power sort of theme to it, also.

It is refreshing to find a book that isn't filled with gobs of violence and bad language. I am going to recommend this series, and this author, to my 12 year-old niece because I think it is right up her alley. You should check it out, too.

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I read the first book in this series and totally loved it! I realize it's for kids but it's so funny I can't pass it up!

    Talk Supe


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