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Sammie & Budgie (Simon Adventures) (Volume 3) Paperback – September 7, 2017
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"Illustrated throughout by Semegran, this book is the author's best. In these pages, his steadfastly idiosyncratic style really begins to click. An unconventional, beguiling, and endearing family tale." -- Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Scott Semegran lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, four kids, two cats, and a dog. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English. He is a writer and a cartoonist. He can also bend metal with his mind and run really fast, if chased by a pack of wolves. His comic strips have appeared in the following newspapers: The Austin Student, The Funny Times, The Austin American-Statesman, Rocky Mountain Bullhorn, Seven Days, The University of Texas at Dallas Mercury, and The North Austin Bee. Books by Scott Semegran include Sammie & Budgie, Boys, The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood, The Spectacular Simon Burchwood, Modicum, Mr. Grieves and more. He is a Kindle bestselling author.
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A lot of Simon's focus is on one child ,named Sammie. who imagines and is desperately trying to convince his father to get a parakeet that he already named Budgie. And there are many other distinct and colorful characters that enrich the story even more.
On first blush, this may appear to be one of those slice of life books that explore the relationship between Simon and his children, but this is much deeper and richer than that. As I learned from the first two books in the series, you can never fully rely on Simon's interpretation of events or people since he can switch the color of his lens very quickly depending on the location, relationship with the other person or his mood.
Because of this, the book hooks you because you are taken on an unexpected magical (even spiritual) journey with Simon. Throughout the novel, I was constantly eager to find out if Sammie is actually psychic or if Simon was just trying to place a tag to an innate ability of his child or if Simon was just carving out a fantasy in his mind that mimics the life of the comic books he read as a child.
I had the privilege of purchasing the first two books of the series and was lucky enough to get an Advanced Reader Copy for third one. If you are a huge fan of character-driven books, I have found it was best to read this series 3 to 4 chapters at a time. Pretty much like you would consume an episodic television show as there is a lot to ruminate about well after your close the book for that day.
I highly recommend this book!
ARC provided by author and publisher for review.