Title: The Search for WondLa
Author: Tony DiTerlizzi
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pub Date: September, 2010
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Rating: Get this book immediately and begin reading
Eva Nine is a curious and sensitive twelve-year-old who has existed only in a subterranean home called Sanctuary, cared for by a robot named Muthr. Eva's great desire is to go aboveground, and her wish comes true, though not as she had imagined. On the surface, Eva goes in search of other humans--she has never met one--and soon meets both friend and foe.-- From GoodreadsMy Thoughts:
I loved everything about this book. Tony's an amazing author and illustrator and really knows how to create a fantastical tale that will really speak to middle grade readers (and reluctant readers). The characters are fun and interesting and Eva Nine is so adventurous that both boys and girls will like her and relate to her.
The book was funny, exciting, and fast-paced -- all of which worked together perfectly to make this an awesome adventure story about figuring out who you are and your place in the world.
The layout and design of the book is amazing. The whole book is filled with little illustrations in shades of green and each chapter opens with a full two page spread illustration. It's just a really gorgeous book, that although pretty long will easily entice middle grade readers to pick it up. The website is pretty awesome to; check it out here.