Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Chaos King by Laura Ruby

Georgie may be the Richest Girl in the World, but she may also be one of the most unhappy. Her parents are being overly protective and won't let her use her invisibility skill anymore. Her best friend Bug is now a superstar, constantly blabbering about the latest commercials and movies he's been in. Being a teenager is pretty hard when you feel so alone. It isn't long, though, until Georgie is caught up in fresh adventures. Weird things keep occurring around Bug and herself, but all of the events are seemingly unconnected. Not wanting to scare her parents, she lies whenever they worriedly ask about her life. In the end she realizes that this was not a good idea, and that her parents are protecting her because they love her.

Laura Ruby's brilliant writing caused me to fairly zip through this book. She creates all sorts of subplots and inventive circumstances, somehow making everything flow smoothly and perfectly. A fantastic and colorful read, The Chaos King is at least as good as its predecessor The Wall and the Wing, if not better. Highly recommended!

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 8
Reviewer Age: 16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Moscow, ID USA