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4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars,
This review is from: Priscilla the Great (Kindle Edition)How much do I love this book? The story follows Priscilla, who unexpectedly discovers she is able to shoot fire from her fingertips. Now, if only she could control this power - and the other gifts she seems to be developing - because she's going to need them...
Priscilla is just completely ace! I adored her voice - she is so witty, snarky and fun I couldn't help but like her (loved the Prissy fits!). Her friend Tai is the best sidekick - beyond intelligent but relatable too. And Kyle is so adorable and cute! I really love his relationship with Priscilla. Her family are great as well. Her (Christina Aguilera loving) brother Josh is really sweet and I loved how their relationship develops, her younger twin brothers are completely mad (and ewww I can live without the snot wars!) and her father is totally overprotective but in a good, fun way. But I think I loved her mum the best! She kind of reminded me of a grown up Max from the TV series Dark Angel!
The book is really well paced and exciting throughout. I finished it really quickly and could easily have read another 200 pages! I loved all the science and background information of the Selliwood Institute and why Priscilla can do what she can. It's believable without being too complicated (for me at least). I also really liked the strong sense of family portrayed in the book. It was really nice seeing the family work together, especially once everything is out in the open.
Aimed at middle grade (tweens) this can easily be enjoyed by older readers. I loved it and am (well) out of my teens. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest in the series when they are released, especially since this one ends with a cliffhanger! A good one though! Great fun and highly recommended!
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is really amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,
This review is from: Priscilla the Great (Kindle Edition)This book is perfect for any girlies above the age of 11. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who fits in that age bracket
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book - So my 12 year old daughter tells me,
This review is from: Priscilla the Great (Kindle Edition)Recently bought a Kindle for my wife and downloaded some free children's for my kids to read too. My 12 year old daughter loved this book. She couldn't put it down (much to the annoyance of the wife as she couldn't use the Kindle herself. Looks like I'm going to have to buy the other books in the series - very crafty ploy by the author/publishing company.
My other 13 year old daughter will also start to read it as soon as she gets chance. Oh dear, my wife won't be happy.
5.0 out of 5 stars Priscilla the great,
This review is from: Priscilla the Great (Kindle Edition)The best book I have read in a very long time I started yesterday and finished it I just couldn't stop. Definitely recommend people over 10 to read this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!,
This review is from: Priscilla the Great (Kindle Edition)This book had it all- it was funny, exciting, real- and you could totally relate to the character. I am a 12 year old girl and I really enjoyed reading it!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Me,
This review is from: Priscilla the Great (Kindle Edition)Amazing although the ending is a cliff hanger !! N9ooooooo I'm so upset that it ended so quickly without even knowing
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing,
This review is from: Priscilla the Great (Kindle Edition)This is the best book ever. You simply cannot stop reading it. From being kidnapped to having super power s
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4.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too,
This review is from: Priscilla the Great (Paperback)PRISCILLA THE GREAT is filled with enough action to satisfy even a hard-to-please middle grade reader. It's a Fantastic Four-type adventure but with a middle school twist.
Priscilla isn't particularly popular. She is into video games and comic book heroes. Her best friend, Kyle, offers her some competition, but most of the time he is afraid she'll beat him to a pulp. She beats him in video games and basketball, but amazingly he keeps coming back for more.
When Priscilla begins developing some strange abilities, even her extremely intelligent friend, Tai, can't figure out what is going on. The first unusual characteristic Priscilla seems to be exhibiting is the ability to set things on fire. It is an overheated feeling that accelerates to the point that Priscilla's fingertips become like flame throwers. Next, she notices a dramatic increase in her strength. These powers are accompanied by other strange feelings, and keeping them under control is a challenge.
At the same time Priscilla is struggling to understand the odd changes in her body, her father is being his usual over-protective self - requiring her to check in multiple times a day and not allowing any sort of after school activities or social life. Not having a cell phone is bad enough, but not being allowed to join in on the traditional festivities of middle school life is taking its toll.
Priscilla has taken a sudden interest in one particular boy. She would love nothing more than to have a woman-to-woman talk with her mother, but that's impossible. Her mom is always away on business. That woman's job is at the top of her priority list, with her family way down on the bottom. There is just something weird about hardly seeing her mom and having her father eyeing her every move and monitoring her every breath. Imagine living in a house your entire life and never being allowed to set foot in the basement! That's what Priscilla faces, and she vows to finally get to the bottom of all the strangeness.
Author Sybil Nelson keeps readers turning the pages with plenty of fast-paced adventure, including superhuman powers, mysterious corporations, and shady scientific experiments. Her endearing characters will capture readers and have them believing every wild and impossible situation that unfolds.
Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
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Priscilla the Great by Sybil Nelson