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Georgia Byng's debut novel has already swept to such success that it's due for translation in over 20 countries, with a movie version following close behind (produced by Harry Potter's David Heyman, natch). And with such a genuinely likeable (if straightforward) story and heroine, it's not hard to see why. Molly Moon struggles to survive in Hardwick House, an orphanage apparently run by and for caricatures--the beastly mistress Miss Adderstone and her bad-tempered pug, the muscly Gordon Boils (who tattooed "KING GORD" on the fingers of his fists with a compass and ink), creepy Roger Fibbin with his "sharp nose and cold, spying eyes." But as all wish-fulfillment adventures must go, Molly's life is changed one fateful day, as an arcane book draws out her special talent--she can hypnotize anybody to do anything she wants!
Byng makes good use of her otherwise mundane cast with plenty of wry asides (like Molly's fixation on the transformative promise of advertising), great running jokes (especially the metamorphosis of the orphanage's hard-boiled cook into a proud Italian capocuoco), some clever plot sleight-of-hand, and ample funny descriptions (as when Molly finds herself in the Royal Suite at the Waldorf: "She wasn't sure about the Jacuzzi. It was like ten monsters farting in her bath all at once."). (Ages 9 to 12) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Full of action. it was very interesting. I like the part about the librarian. I would love to be able to hypnotize people.Published 24 days ago by Lisa moringouger
Loved this book so much when my daughter was a child that I bought the book for my future grandchildren. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kat123
It is interesting with lots of twists and turns, especially when she goes to New York. Just watch out for the end!Published 2 months ago by Xiaofei Diao
She thought Molly Moon went on a great adventure that my child wishes she had, to become famous. I personally think it is a great book because even though Molly Moon hypnotized... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sara Gotkin
I loved Molly Moon as a kid! It was (and still is) one of my favorite books! It's sort of a romantic idea, a poor orphan girl gaining this amazing power and using it to climb her... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Scarlett Rose
It was one of the BEST books I have ever read, but since it takes place mostly in England so It is hard to understand some things.Published 7 months ago by thebullet