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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.
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 10 days ago by thebullet
This book was adventurous and fun . The book was an awesome book. It was very exiting and interesting .Published 26 days ago by Jonathan LaBarre
this book is very exciting and it had me on my toes. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves action and adventure. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Molly Ann Fowler
This book was very interesting and I loved reading it. I couldn't put it down:) I recommend this book to Tweens, teens and adults who love adventure.Published 1 month ago by Ryan Avila
this book was a perfect read ! it was never boring nor could I put it down. this book is about a disliked girl In an orphanage who has one friend ,rocky. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Matt Cain
Amazing, fascinating. Once you open this book, then you'll never turn off your kindle! This book contains a dramatic story of an orphanage girl to become a broad-way star using the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Seoyeon Park
...It was humerus and heart warming. I loved how you got to know more about the characters. It was hard to set the book down. I would tell my friends to read this book! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dan Keller
What an adorable book about hypnosis my kids enjoyed it so much! Really liked it a lot for the kidsPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have to put it 4 stars because of the damage the book came with. Although that, it is a great book and I like it very much. Thank you!Published 4 months ago by Oswaldo Rodríguez