A very dark, very brilliant girl, probably about twelve- or thirteen-years-old, comes to on a park bench one day. She doesn't know who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Being resourceful, she sets out to find the answers to these questions and stumbles onto a huge mystery.
Strange isn't the word. It's more like weird. I liked Emily a lot, and I liked all the other characters she met. Talk about an eccentric group of people. But this was just a little...too much.
It's so very, completely, utterly random that there was no telling what was going on. This is written in a world that seems to have no rules, so anything went. Stuff just happened out of nowhere, but that was the way it was supposed to work. Emily has no idea what's going on throughout most of the book, and neither do we.
I like the idea, I just didn't necessarily like the book all that much.
I'll pick up the graphic novel and give it a try, but I don't know if my mind is flexible enough for Emily the Strange. Younger readers might love her and her unpredictability.
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