November 24, 2007

Molly Moon, Micky Minus, and the Mind Machine

This fourth book by the mysterious Georgia Byng is her best yet, and considering how WONDERFUL this series is, that's a real compliment.

Molly, her friends, and her loyal pup Petula spend this book going back in time (Or is it forward? It's tough to keep track) to rescue someone very important. I can't tell you who without ruining some of the suspense of earlier books in the series, but it's really not important. In each book, Molly discovers new powers and learns to use them to do good deeds, and this book is no different. One thing I love about this series is that Molly is a very realistic character, and the reader gets the feeling that she's far from perfect, just like us. Mrs. Byng really knows how to pull the reader in and hold our attention, and though this book takes a long time to read, it's a tough one to put down. There are a number of outrageous characters, some wild situations, and an ending that is full of shocks, but still satisfying and well worth the read. If you haven't started the series yet, what are you waiting for, you fool?

Check out the Meet Molly Moon website for all kinds of cool stuff, and to learn more.
(Special thanks to FGD Eggplant for loaning me this book, and to her and Em for letting me join the MM fan club!)