Emmy Levels Up
It’s time for the release of Illusory Isles II. After Emmy’s huge success as fire elemental Emmentine, defeating the Mulch Queen in Illusory Isles 1. Her video of her success is a hot ticket!
Yet, why can’t Emmy negotiate the school room and playground with such confidence and precision? It seems she doesn’t look right, spell right or even play right for Vanessa and her gang. What’s more Vanessa’s influence is so strong that it’s extended to Lila, who used to play with Emmy. Now she’s more interested in wearing clothes of which Vanessa approves, and following Vanessa’s dance moves. The heat is growing on Emmy and she feels cornered.
In the school’s computer room, she finds a potential friend in Jude, also a keen Illusory Isles’ gamer. Yet can Emmy trust him? Then again, can she trust his games’ playing methods, his companionship? What then if he suggests forming a computer Geek Gang club at school? Is there a place for Emmy there? Could she become more Emmentine?
Emmy Levels Up is an assured middle grade novel. We feel concerned for and involved with Emmy at every stage, from her story writing to her playground anguish. She is a very real, sympathetic lead character. Furthermore Helen Harvey has created a really intelligent parallel story of Emmentine and the Mulch Queen and thereafter Emmy and Vanessa.
Bookwagon recommends Emmy Levels Up highly, to readers who appreciate human interest stories, alongside those with an interest, a penchant for gaming.
Emmy Levels Up