Ok, It's 12:49pm and I'm in hour 2 of the 24 hour readathon. I started today at 10:32. So the book I chose is Babymouse: Heartbreaker.
Ah, do you hear that. Birds are chirping and there is such a lovely sound coming down from the heavens. It must be those cute little cherbs singing. It's that day that so many of us hate: IT's VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
The book opens with a throw back to good ol' Shakespeare and that infamous Romeo and his girl Juliet. But in this rendition Babymouse is Juliet who will not rise to the calls of Wilson (Romeo) because it's late at night. THAT made me laugh. Can you imagine during the play . . .
"BABYMOUSE BABYMOUSE WHEREFORE ART THOU FAIR BABYMOUSE"
"DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS???!!"
That would've been funny :)
While at school Babymouse learns that there is going to be a dance later that week to celebrate Valentine's Day. She's nervous - who will ask her out? Felicity Furrypaws already has a date and spends no time in announcing to everyone who she is going out with, and that she's getting a new dress. Babymouse waits and waits for one of the boys to ask her out. But when no one does she begins to worry that she's not pretty enough to go out. So she grabs an issue of Glamourmouse and decides that she is going to make her self UNFORGETTABLE by following the instructions on the issue.
As the dance draws closer she still doesn't have a date. Will she find one on time??
This particular book has some references to stories that I don't think the intended audience will get: Romeo and Juliet and Gone With The Wind. It does also have references to Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty though - so it's a nice mixture of both. I'm in love with this series. I always love how she has this mysterious locker monster that always makes her late for class and the explanation she always gives are so over the top. But they make me smile :) - Same can't be said for the teacher.
Books in this series:
- Babymouse: Queen of the World
- Babymouse: Our Hero
- Babymouse: Beach Babe
- Babymouse: Rock Star
- Babymouse: Heart Breaker
- Babymouse: Camp Babymouse
- Babymouse: Skater Girl
- Babymouse: Puppy Love
- Babymouse: Monster Mash
- Babymouse: The Musical
- Babymouse: Dragonslayer
- Babymouse: Burns Rubber (January 12, 2010)
Babymouse: Heartbreaker by Jen & Matt Holm. New York (c) 2006