Review Detail

Kids Fiction 2040
Entertaning story with Twilight Zone elements.
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Meggie and David Blue seem like regular middle schoolers living in North Carolina with their Mom and Gramps but his unusually high intelligence and her bizarre speech impediment give some of the townspeople pause. And what's with the blue paint that seems to pop up in their hair all the time?

After a curious string of events, the Blues are forced from their home by a less conventional mode of transportation and they end up in Fashion City. There the residents welcome them with enthusiastic greetings of "Praise the Fathers!" and "You'll like it here, everybody does!"

It doesn't take long for Meggie and David to realize they're not in Kansas anymore or North Carolina for that matter. Somehow they've managed to end up in the one place where it's a crime to be unique and where people and things are not always what they seem. Considering "unique" is just one way to describe the Blue family, they'll need to find a way out of Fashion City A.S.A.P!


Good Points
The story celebrates each individuals uniqueness and shows what the world might look like if we were all the same.
Report this review Was this review helpful to you? 0 0

Comments

Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Discovering the Underground with Snow White (Fairytale Encyclopedia)
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
There are not only dwarves in the underground. This hidden...
Rock by Rock: The Fantastical Garden of Nek Chand
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
This luminous picture book tells the fascinating true story of...
Bisa's Carnaval
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Discover the sights and sounds of Brazil through the eyes...
Redemptor (Raybearer, #2)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The highly anticipated sequel to Raybearer, the instant New York...
Dark and Shallow Lies
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A teen girl disappears from her small town deep in...
Imposters
 
4.0
 
5.0 (1)
Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . but very...
Better Than the Movies
 
4.7
 
5.0 (1)
Liz Buxbaum has always known that Wes Bennett was not...
African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History
 
5.0
 
5.0 (1)
Meet the ten remarkable kings, queens, inventors, scholars, and visionaries...
Count to LOVE! (A Bright Brown Baby Board Book)
 
5.0
 
5.0 (1)
Cuddle up with your little one and get ready to...
The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher: A Johnny Constantine Graphic Novel
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
THE MYSTERY OF THE MEANEST TEACHER: A JOHNNY CONSTANTINE GRAPHIC...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
A shocking thriller about a group of friends who go...
Bird Boy
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Take flight in this heartwarming story about a boy who...
Love You By Heart
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Acclaimed creator of The Word Collector, Happy Dreamer, Say Something,...
Fa-La-La Llama (Touch-and-Feel Board Book)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Get ready to deck the halls with these joyful, singing,...
The Oddmire, Book 3: Deepest, Darkest
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The third adventure in the beloved fantasy series full of...
The Oddmire, Book 2: The Unready Queen
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Human-raised brothers Tinn and Cole join forces with Fable, daughter...

Latest Member Reviews

Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke
 
4.5
"Maraniss, whose Strong Inside covered Black basketball player Perry Wallace, turns his incredible research skills the the story of Glenn..."
Nightshade (Alex Rider #12)
 
5.0
"Alex is settling back into school with his best friend Tom, trying to forget all of the missions he's been..."
Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany
 
4.7
" The Summer Olympics will take place again in July 2020, and all eyes will turn to Tokyo, Japan as..."
Bodyguard: Traitor (Book 8)
 
5.0
"After attacks in Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio, the security team is on high alert. Every venue is potentially fatal; every..."
Bodyguard: Target (Book 7)
 
5.0
"This is a prequel to the series that follows the career of Charley Hunter, who oversees Connor's unit in Recruit..."
Lone Stars
 
5.0
"Clay loves playing football with his good friends, and football is a family activity in Texas. His mother is a..."
 
4.7
"Calla has always known she would marry Ren and start their own pack of Guardians, werewolves sworn to protect the..."
Bodyguard: Recruit (Book 1)
 
5.0
"Connor Reeves has just won a major kick boxing tournament and is on his way home when he tries to..."
 
4.5
"Perry Wallace grew up in Nashville, Tennessee at a time when many things were changing in the south. He had..."
Atlantis Lost (Atlantis Saga #3)
 
4.0
"After Atlantis Rising and Atlantis in Peril, we find the denizens of the various worlds once again thrown into turmoil...."
The Skeleth
 
3.0
"Having concluded their epic battle with The Nethergrim, Edmund, Katherine and Tom are separated and trying to get on with..."
Fast Break
 
4.7
"Jayson's mother dies of drug related problems and her boyfriend pays the rent for two months and then takes off...."
Mockingbird
 
1.0
"This was a VERY boring book. it was low and just not a good read."
Atlantis in Peril (Atlantis Saga #2)
 
5.0
"After Narkazan's defeat in Atlantis Rising, the immortal warlord is back because the Veil of Peace is shredding. Sammelvar and..."
Lost in the Sun
 
5.0
"Trent is known is Cedar Lake as that kid... the kid who threw the hockey puck that killed Justin Richards...."
The Secret Sky: A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan
 
3.7
"The Secret Sky isn’t a book I would ordinarily pick up. While I love diverse novels, I tend to steer..."
Invisibility
 
N/A
" I wanted to read this one because the idea of invisibility appeals tho me. Then..."
Eagle Strike (Alex Rider #4)
 
2.3
"The only reason I keep reading this series is because I can asily read it on my phone. This one..."
Skeleton Key (Alex Rider #3)
 
4.0
"This kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole 4 hours it took me to read it......"
The Day the Crayons Quit
 
5.0
"I was so excited to pick up my very own copy of this book. I actually sat down right..."