Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Emily the Strange: Stranger and Stranger

Hordes of obsessed fans will be flocking to the shelves of bookstores everywhere to read the third book in the Emily the Strange series, and for a good reason. If you are not one of these fans already you should be. these darkly humorous books are not to be overlooked.

Dunzton. Another town, another (avoided) school year of thwarting teachers and school staff. But this year, they are her mother and her ghostly aunt. Just when it starts to look like Emily might have a interesting school year for once, she is sent back to the 18th century by one of her insane inventions, the T.O.M (time out machine). When her only ancor to the current time is lost, Emily must learn to live with the 1790s, even if it means corsets and lacy bonnets. Just as she almost loses hope that she will ever return to her time, she discovers the ancestral secrets of the mysterious "dark aunts", the insanely useful black rock, and her ancestral enemy, Attikol.

Full of hilarious top thirteen lists, scratchy drawings and footnotes, this funny, if slightly morbid, book is great for teen readers with a dark, sarcastic sense of humor, Edward Gory fans, and all around quirky and awesome people.

Mattie, 12

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