From School Library Journal
Grade 5–7—Georgie, The Richest Girl in the Universe, is still getting to know her parents after being kidnapped as a baby by a gangster and living in an orphanage her entire childhood. She should be happy, but now she has to deal with self-centered heiresses at her private school and her gangly body that always seems to be going in the wrong direction at the wrong time. While most people can fly, Georgie has the unique talent of being able to become invisible. Odd things start happening to her, like fashion-conscious vampires trying to get into her penthouse apartment at night. Her friend, Bug, has become a celebrity as the best flier and during the filming of a commercial he is briefly dragged into the river by a playful giant octopus. Bug even saves Roma, The Second Richest Girl in the Universe, from a prehistoric giant sloth that takes her up the Empire State Building and will only be lured down with chocolate candies. When Georgie and Bug finally reconnect again, they are determined to save the city by finding The Book of the Undead and the pen that activates its magic. They have help from their pet bird and cat, as well as a book club of elderly women, a volunteer at the public library, and Georgie's all-knowing Polish cook. Renee Raudman skillfully and enthusiastically narrates Laura Ruby's fantasy/adventure (Eos, 2007), giving a unique voice to each character . Readers who like action, humor, and fantastical turns of events will like this unusual adventure that is full of unique characters and seemingly random chaos.—Teresa Wittmann, Westgate School, Edmonds, WA
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“Fun [and] fast-paced.” (Chicago Tribune)
“A fun and fast fantasy ride…Ruby has produced a witty, quick read that’s sure to be a hit.” (School Library Journal)
“Grand amusement for the hip and clever.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“A wonderful story about how being different can be infinitely preferable to being ordinarily beautiful.” (KLIATT)