Top positive review
It is one of the best books I have read
on August 26, 2015
Here's what one of my 10-year-old students had to say about the book:
"If you haven't read Remarkable yet, you should go get it! It is one of the best books I have read. It really is "remarkable." The writing is complex. The language is weird and goofy and it will make you laugh out loud. There are so many funny story lines and characters to keep you entertained.
The story is mostly about a girl named Jane who is the only normal girl in her town. She is the only one not in the Gifted School for the Remarkably Gifted until the Grimlet twins show up. They cause all sorts of trouble such as covering the whole school in blue powder and creating a huge artificial storm. Jane is also dealing with pirates rummaging through the town, secret identities, and her peculiar family.
There are a lot of different characters with long, formal names. Here are just a few:
Captain Rojo Herring: Captain Rojo Herring is not your typical pirate. He has good manners, lives in a mansion on the top of Remarkable Hill, and he plays the fiddle. Maybe he isn't who you think he is. ;)
Anderson Brigby Bright III: Anderson Brigby Bright III is very full of himself. Most girls think he's handsome, but Lucinda Wilhemina Hinojosa barely even notices him. He tries to impress her by painting her a photorealistic portrait (he's a "remarkable" artist) and by singing (although he sounds like an injured animal)
Penelope Hope Adelaide Cataline: Penelope Hope Adelaide Catalina is a math genius who took Jane's name. (Jane was too plain for such a name.) She helps important people calculate ridiculous equations."