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by Renée Raudman,Laura Ruby

Georgie is special. Not only is she the one person who can disappear at will, but since she found her parents, she’s become The Richest Girl in the Universe. She may be special, but is she lucky? Her parents have forbidden her to vanish, her new school is full of snooty heiresses, she’s had a growth spurt that makes her as graceful as a grizzly, and her best friend in the world, a belligerent boy named Bug, seems to have abandoned her. But adventure is just around the corner, as a madman who calls himself The Chaos King has Georgie and Bug in his sights. In their efforts to save themselves from his insane plans, Georgie and Bug discover some of the amazing secrets of the city they love. Their journey will lead them to confront a pack of blasé vampires, a living lion of stone, a disgruntled teenage poet, a candy-loving sloth, The Second Richest Girl in the Universe, a fussy man named Mr. Fuss, and finally, the brink of the unimaginable....
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ISBN: 1423305523
ISBN13: 978-1423305521
Category: Children
Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Renée Raudman,Laura Ruby
Language: English
Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Library edition (May 22, 2007)
ePUB size: 1943 kb
FB2 size: 1496 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 289
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The book series is really an odd, fantasy series for young adults. I'm an older adult but love the genre when I picked it up at a book sale at a local charity. Read it in just a couple days. You need to have read the first book to understand what is really going on with the characters. Just started reading the book as I read three books at the same time. So far it's just as exciting and off the wall as the first.

I was very disappointed to receive a hard back copy without a cover of this book. I was hoping to continue to series with simple paperbacks. UGH... They should have been more descriptive with "acceptable".
I love Mercedes
After reading The Wall and the Wing I had some high expectations for this novel that were not entirely met. The book was entertaining, but it lacked the warm quirkiness of the city that author Laura Ruby had expressed in the previous novel. The hints at young romance were very nice, but the overprotective parents, vampires, strange animals coming to life, The Second Richest Girl in the Universe, the Punk named Mandelbrot, etc. all conspired to weigh the story down. I think it's just a classic case of trying to put too many different pieces into a story. If it had been more concise I would have enjoyed this book more. However, I am still hoping a 3rd installment will be coming out soon. Ruby has created an enticing universe and I look forward to seeing where she takes it next.
Georgie is special. She can disappear at will, has discovered her parents and has become The Richest Girl in the Universe.

If she's so special then why does she feel so unlucky?

Her parents have forbidden her to use her ability, she feels awkward, and The Second Richest Girl in the Universe hates her. And what's with her best friend Bug? He now seems too involved with his celebrity status to have anything to do with her.

But just when she thinks no one notices her, a Punk named Mandelbrot invites her to a party. One she has to attend or else.

Along the way she meets vampires who are more interested in poppyseed bagels than blood, a candy-loving sloth, an old ladies book club that puts new meaning to the phrase words have power, living lions of stone, and a fussy man named Mr. Fuss. Weird things are happening in her city and it's up to both her and Bug to find a special book to help set things right.

This is a fun tale with quirky characters. Most of the characters can fly--well, maybe only bounce, except Bug, who can fly. I related with Georgia's wanting to disappear--but then what teen hasn't felt this way? The vampires in this story are hilarious. Who knew that maybe Sesame Street's Court Drac actually might have been right?

This book is sure to appeal to those who love quirky tales.
The Chaos King, Laura Ruby's second book about Gurl and Bug, took up right where her first novel, The Wall and the Wing, left off. The cliff hanger from the last chapter of the first book was immediately picked up in this sequel so the adventures start from the very first page.

Ruby did an amazing job bringing in new characters without abandoning all of her old ones. Georgie (formally Gurl) is learning how to be a daughter at the same time she is learning what it means to be the Wall. Bug is craving fame from his good looks to cover up his loneliness. Together the two characters have great chemistry. You can tell from the writing that Ruby likes her main characters and likes writing about them.

The Chaos King was an extremely enjoyable read. I look forward to Laura Ruby's next book in the series