Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Seriously Sassy by Magggi Gibson
'Yeah, like the planet to save' says Cordelia dreamily.
'And my career to get off the ground, I've not even got my first demo disc yet!'
Sassy Wilde's had enough of pollution and plastic bags-she wants to make a difference. It's time to grab her guitar and start spreading some eco love...
But first she has to get round her mum and dad-officially the most embarrassing parentals In. The. World.
And it's not just endangered creatures keeping Sassy awake at night. Why, oh WHY did Magnus (the Magnificent) offer her a bite of his muffin in biology?
OMG OMG OMG! Seriously Sassy is absolutely AMAZING! Maggi Gibson, you are one of my favourite authors ever! OMG OMG OMG!
OK, I've gotten the crazy part over with! Seriously Sassy really is brilliant. It combines music (and everybody likes music! *gasp*What do you mean you don't like music?!) and more important issues like saving the environment to make one seriously sassy book! I actually learnt a lot from this book about the environment and I think it's great because it will make a lot of people more aware of global warming and other stuff, while still being a great (and not boring ) read.
The characters were all very likeable, except for Magnus and a couple of Sassy's teachers, but that didn't matter because they were only minor characters and they weren't in it a lot.
I have 3 or 4 favourite characters! They are Sassy, her little sister Pip, Sassy's friend Cordelia. It's hard not to like Sassy, because she was so nice, and so well - sassy! And then there was Cordelia, who is a great friend to Sassy and hilarious too! I liked Pip because she was really funny but she was still really sweet. I hope we get to see more of her in the other books.
Another thing that I really loved in this book, and what made it more realistic, was Sassy's guitar tuning. I know that this might seem a bit random!-but if you play guitar you'll know how annoying it is in books and movies when people just pick up a guitar and start playing and don't tune it, yet it still sounds perfect! So, Maggi, thank you for making Sassy tune her guitar before she plays!
Does this book get a 5/5? No. Most definitely not. It get a 500000000/5! If you don't read Seriously Sassy, you are really missing out! It's written brilliantly, it's really witty and Maggi is genius at writing song lyrics! So, overall, Seriously Sassy is a total must-read!
Age Group: 9+ (well that' the advised age in the back of the book, but I think it would be more enjoyed by around 10-14-year-olds)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.
Official Publication Date: 02 April 2009
Author Website: www.maggigibson.com or the Seriously Sassy website www.seriouslysassy.co.uk
Review done as part of the British Books Challenge hosted by The Bookette.
Posted by Cliona at 12:19 PM