Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Molly Moon, Micky Minus, and the Mind Machine (book review)


Molly Moon, Micky Minus, and the Mind Machine, by Georgia Byng, is the fourth installment of the Molly Moon series. In this book, Molly Moon, eleven-year-old hypnotist, time traveler, and time stopper, has gone to the future to look for her lost brother, Micky. She finds him in a horrible city, a city of hypnotized citizens and mutant animal-humans (actually, the latter are very helpful later in the book). And to top it all off, the city is ruled by a six-year-old! But bratty Princess Fang isn't just any six-year-old. She's also an evil genius who has invented a machine to suck the knowledge out of people.

Molly has to find her brother before it's too late! But when Princess Fang catches her sneaking around the castle, she puts Molly on the mind machine and sucks her hypnotic knowledge out!

Without her special powers, how can Molly ever save Micky and get out of this horrible place? Well, soon enough Molly discovers that she has a new incredible ability--she can read minds!

I liked this book, and I thought it was just as good as the previous three. Each adventure was unique and different, and it makes me look forward to the next one even more! The books are funny, scary, and action-packed!