epub books Imaginary Madison By Kristen Gudsnuk – chiangshistory.org

Imaginary MadisonA magic notebook that can make money Sign me up I guess I should watch tv I didn t understand any of what just happenedI loved this silly comic about making and keeping friends There s a magic notebook that can make money and this girl still finds a way to end the world It was cute and funny And full of teenage emotions For a silly magical comic it was full of great advice Bullying Don t do it bullying hurts feelings Which honestly made me laugh The video But most importantly You would trust grown ups Grown ups are actively ruining the world Can you imagine how much faster they d ruin it if they had magic It felt a little rushed to me and definitely missing some meat But I can see the appeal to younger kids And adults alike I m retty sure they were referring to Sailor Moon but I also don t watch much tv so I don t know And the moral of the story was a good one Accept yourself and sometimes bullies have very hard lives at home so be kind 35 rounded up Re read 412020Since re reading this I still enjoy this silly story I ended up buying this book last year but I hadn T Read It Again read it again now Dany s naivety and utter ignorance is glaring now Who would really listen to Prince Neptune s advice Like really y all I also notice a few references that I may have overlooked The art style is super cartoony but there are a few exceptional momentsview spoilerThat fight if you can even call it that between Tom and Nick started so randomly I guess Tom wanted to look good in Dany s eyes by rotecting her He started off greeting Nick then after Dany s disappointment that they know each other he just ushes Nick downalso I don t remember but I think the second book forgot Dany had a sister hide spoiler That wasvery bizarre RTCFull reviewI m not sure how to classify this novel I read a fair amount of middle grade graphic novels many of which have lots of fantastical elements but I ve never read one uite like this While it has an interesting remise a lonely middle school girl finds a magic notebook that makes her drawings literally come to life the execution left something to be *Desired Since I Can T Otherwise Elaborate What My Problems *Since I can t otherwise elaborate what my Bred by the Beastmen (Bred by the Beastmen problems the book were I ll have to give awaylot elements so read further at your own riskIn a nutshell my Fline en Lingerie problem with this book is that thelot is messy and that made it hard for me to get into Had the author stuck with the. Sixth grade was SO much easier for Danielle All her friends were in the same room and she knew what to expect from her life But now that she's in seventh grade she's in a new middle school her friends are in different classes and forming new cliues and she is completely lost When Danielle inherits a magical sketchbook. .
Central conceit of Dany creating a friend for herself and then dealing with the conseuences I think it would have been a much much stronger story Instead she chose to throw in a subplot involving a disembodied head who looks like one of Dany s favorite animemanga characters and to my mind this drags the whole book downMy other big roblem with Prince Neptune is that he s toxic but the book Does Not Interrogate This As Much As I Wanted It not interrogate this as much as I wanted it I think that s a big no for a book that s being targeted at middle grade readers and since the main character is a girl I think it s fair to say the target audience is also middle grade girls Occasionally characters will make a comment about Neptune being vile but Dany always insists he s misunderstood and this really got under my skin Girls are so socially conditioned to excuse boys actions boys will be boys after all that I hated the fact that the main character in this book was The No-Spend Challenge Guide: How to Stop Spending Money Impulsively, Pay off Debt Fast, Make Your Finances Fit Your Dreams presenting such a toxic sludge of a male character as Neptune as someone desirable I also don t think the argument that he shows his true colors in the end is supportable since Dany only seems to get that he s evil when he starts destroying her school and hurting innocenteople I wanted the fact that he says shocking and vile things to be enough to clue her in to the fact that this guy is not okay In 2018 I think all literature needs to do better when The Scot portraying toxic men like this and I think children s and YA lit especially needs to be careful how it handles these messagesI also was not a fan of Dany I don t need characters to be likable Even the use of that word makes me cringe because I hate the idea that there s a belief out there that readers are supposed to identify and sympathize with all characters when that s simply not the case However myroblem with Dany is she is the hero of this book and things do end up turning out okay for her but she never experiences the kind of growth I would have liked to see in a character who ends up being redeemed She moans and complains a lot about how unfortunate she is and how no character who ends up being redeemed She moans and complains a lot about how unfortunate she is and how no likes her but never once do we even see her trying to reach out to other kids and than once other kids reach out to her in clearly friendly ways I found myself very confused about what Dany was complaining about and I was impatient with her self centeredness Had she arrived at a sense of self awareness by. From her eccentric great aunt Elma she draws Madison an ideal best friend that springs to life right off the Spring Snow page But even when you create a best friend it's not easy navigating the ups and downs of relationships and before long Danielle and Madison are not exactly seeing eye to eyeTo make matters worse Danielle has. The end of the book I would have welcomed that but I never felt she didIn the end I didn t dislike this book I saw a glimmer of something there but the book simply took too many bizarre turns and the narrative wasn t nearly tight enough to redeem it I think this author hasromise though and hopefully her future works will be cohesive I loved it A fun tongue in cheek homage to childhood difficulties and The Greatest Victory passions with a delightful dash of magic Art fit the storyerfectly A story about Danielle in seventh grade a fairly typical struggling kid until she draws Prince Neptune in her Late Aunt S Sketch Book Like A Magic Notebook A aunt s sketch book like a magic notebook a typical trope yep and things Second Chance Pass (Virgin River, pick up for her a bit He comes alive and becomes a talking flying head no not exactly nearly headless Nick from Harry Potter but close who is willing to act on her behalf It s a fairly manic story very busy too busy art maybe in the manga manner webcomic turned kickstarterroject by the artist who did Henchman This feels disjointed jumpy A kind of buddy read with a couple middle schoolers who live in my house and who liked it all right it was Fates Monolith (MacLomain, pretty good which is to say a little better than I liked it maybe 25 for me which I round up for them Probably with thisublisher it will be At the Wolfs Table popular marketed well Ahhhhh this was just too much fun to read I just adored it It is full of magic making friends which isn t easy to do imagination and finding alace to belong I adored the characters though I did feel sorry for Madison I wish that Danielle had talked to her sooner about where she came from instead of making Up Lies The Floating Head Made Me lies The floating head Made me so much but I kept wondering when it would show its true colours The ending was spectacular a bit chaotic though but still it fit with the story And then those last A Family Scandal pages Made me smileOf course the art is fabulous Kristen Gudsnuk just makes awesome things I was a bit worried at the beginning that I wouldn t like it but it turned out to be such a cute graphic novel about friendship and being your ownerson 35 Danielle is struggling to adjust to her new middle school life Hers is the typical tween story until *She Draws Her Favorite *draws her favorite character heartthrob villain Prince Neptune in her eccentric aunt s inherited sketch book He emerges alive from the Ruthless Game (GhostWalkers, pages into her room but since she only sketched hisretty face he is just a talking floaty. Drawn the head of her favorite and totally misunderstood cartoon villain Prince Neptune He's also come to life and is giving her terrible advice about how to make The Perfect Weapon people like her When she rejects him and he goes on a rampage during a schoolep rally Danielle and Madison have to set aside their differences to stop him.

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