Saturday, January 25, 2014
The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble by Frank Cammuso
Salem Hyde just isn’t like other kids. For one thing, she’s stubborn, independent, and impulsive. For another, she’s a witch. Salem acts first and thinks later—which means most of her thinking involves coming up with excuses!
Good thing she’s been assigned an animal companion, Lord Percival J. Whamsford III. This over-anxious cat doesn’t like Salem calling him "Whammy,” and Salem doesn’t like listening to his long-winded explanations as to why she shouldn’t do something . . . like enter the class spelling bee.
Salem knows she can beat all her classmates at spells, no problem. Too late, she realizes the competition is about spelling words, not magic. And there’s nothing like a misspelled spell to cause all kinds of havoc!
The Misadventures of Salem Hyde is a great graphic novel. It had me constantly cracking up laughing. From the first page, I knew that this was going to turn into one of my favorite graphic novels. I loved everything about it.
The plot was fun. I liked trying to guess what kind of crazy hijinks Salem and Whammy were going to get into next. The 'What Witch' test was one of my favorite scenes in the book. It was a spoof of 'Who's on First', which is one of my favorite comedy sketches of all time. The dinosaur scene at the beginning was also enjoyable. In fact, I don't think I went a page without chuckling.
I will definitely be buying The Misadventures of Salem Hyde when it comes out. The ARC I received was in black and white, but the final copy will be in color. I am excited to see that, and to fall in love with the graphic novel all over again. I can't wait for the next volume to be released.
I give The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble: 5/5.
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I received a copy of this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.