The Curse of Addy McMahon

The Curse of Addy McMahon All her life Addy s heard stories about the McMahon family curse Her mom says the stories are just jokes but Addy isn t so sure In fact she s got evidence Like the fact that her archenemy saw Addy

  • Title: The Curse of Addy McMahon
  • Author: Katie Davis
  • ISBN: 9780061287114
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Hardcover
  • All her life, Addy s heard stories about the McMahon family curse Her mom says the stories are just jokes, but Addy isn t so sure In fact, she s got evidence Like the fact that her archenemy saw Addy shopping for a training bra with her mom Or that Jonathan, her mom s g ross boyfriend, is moving into the guest room.If only Addy could escape into the cartoon world of heAll her life, Addy s heard stories about the McMahon family curse Her mom says the stories are just jokes, but Addy isn t so sure In fact, she s got evidence Like the fact that her archenemy saw Addy shopping for a training bra with her mom Or that Jonathan, her mom s g ross boyfriend, is moving into the guest room.If only Addy could escape into the cartoon world of her journal, or hang out with her best friend, Jackie The only problem is and this is probably because of the curse Jackie is now Addy s ex best friend since one particular comic from her journal was somehow shown to the entire school.If only Addy could prove to Jackie that it wasn t her fault It had to be that curse Didn t it

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    1. Have you ever felt like everything in your life wasn't going right? That you have some kind of curse? Well, in the amazing book, The Curse of Addy McMahon by award winning author Katie Davis, a young girl experiences this first hand. The main character is a middle school girl named Addy McMahon. She has this insane passion for interviewing, but not just any interviews, interviews in a comic strip form. Since the death of her father nothing has really ever been the same. She struggles with math c [...]

    2. The moment I saw this on First Look, I knew that I really wanted it. I’m so happy I had a chance to read it as an ARC, because I wasn’t let down. This is just the type of book that is undeniably real, but still keeps you hooked until the last page.Addy McMahon has a curse passed to her from her great-grandfather, and of this she has no doubt. Her Dad died of Cancer (it was with a capital c) one year, eight months and three and a half weeks ago, and Addy thinks that it is her fault. She didn [...]

    3. Be sure you have plenty of time when you pick up The Curse of Addy McMahon by Katie Davis—you might not be able to stop turning pages to see what happens next. On the other hand, Davis's clever use of graphic illustrations interspersed in the narrative provide clean breaks if you just have to put the book down now and then.Mother-daughter book clubs with girls in 6th to 9th grade will find a lot to like here. Addy is convinced she suffers from a family curse, rendered against her great-grandda [...]

    4. Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadTooThis book was hilarious and yet had a great message to say to young adults. Addy is in the sixth grade. She loves to do interviews for the school newspaper, which she had a hand in starting. She does very interesting interviews because she uses comic strip form. Her interviews have been printed all over the city.Addy lost her father to cancer two years ago and a new man is coming to live with them. His name is Jonathan and he also is a writer. Addy can' [...]

    5. Loved reading this book. Tough topics covered from cancer to parent loss in a beautiful way- really appreciated this realistic book with the smooth transitions from illustrations/comics to the chapters. I found myself looking forward to all parts of the story. I'll be recommending to all my students who have a bit of an issue with admitting mistakes and communicating with friends- wonderful lessons sprinkled throughout!Also, enjoyed this repeating quote: "Get out!" "Stay in." That was a new one [...]

    6. NO for black-eyed susan for our library.To be fair, I only made it to 10 of the Curse of Addy McMahon. To be fair, I had promised previously to at least read 100 minus my current age (27) pages of each book in order to give each book a fair shot.To be fair, there's probably a slew of tween-age girls that will pick up this book, read past page 10, and love it.But knowing that I'm considering titles for students in grades 4-6. Knowing that we will weed titles down until we have a list of 10 of our [...]

    7. "It all started when my great-grandad chopped down a tree near Latoon, Ireland. From that moment on, my family has had nothing but luck. The bad kind." Addy can't shake the thought that she is cursed. Things never seem to go her way. Nothing seems to confirm this more than when her father dies of cancer. But because she claims a curse, Addy doesn't always see what her part is in the misfortunes of her life. It keeps her from taking responsibility for the consequences of her actions. So when she [...]

    8. Ack! Another novel about the cathartic benefits of writing/art when dealing with troubled times. For those keeping score at home, this is the fourth book in a row that I've read with this theme.That being said, I really enjoyed this one. 12-year-old aspiring writer, Addy McMahon, deals with the death of her father, her mom's boyfriend, and a fallout with her best friend while creating her autobiogra-strip, a journal with comic book tendencies.Davis does a really good job of creating Addy's genui [...]

    9. The Curse of Addy McMahon by Katie Davis mixes text and illustrations in a way that's sure to grab even the most reluctant readers. Sixth graders, in particular, are going to love this one because it's the perfect mix of humor and the honest-to-goodness angst that's part of starting middle school.Addy McMahon has a lot to deal with as she makes that transition -- a father who died of cancer, a mother whose icky boyfriend is moving in, and an email disaster that nearly costs her her best friend. [...]

    10. All her life, Addy's heard stories about the McMahon family curse. Her mom says the stories are just jokes, but Addy isn't so sure. In fact, she's got evidence. Like the fact that her archenemy saw Addy shopping for a training bra with her mom. Or that Jonathan, her mom's g-ross boyfriend, is moving into the guest room.If only Addy could escape into the cartoon world of her journal, or hang out with her best friend, Jackie. The only problem is—and this is probably because of the curse—Jackie [...]

    11. Addy McMahon is dealing with issues many teens and tweens can relate to: buying a first bra, annoying siblings, Mom's new boyfriend, etc. She journals about her life in comic book form. These comics alternate with the traditional chapters, making this book appealing to fans of the ever-popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The book is light-hearted but has a serious undertone when Addy recalls her father's losing battle with cancer. Good for 4th-6th grade.

    12. Another book about friendships and knowing how to aplogize, even if it was just an accident. Also about grief (Dad has died two years ago of cancer) and blending a family (Mom's awful boyfriend is moving into the guest room).Not great, but enjoyable enough and a very quick read. I wished that we could have seen more of Addy's comics; I was very disappointed at how few of them there were. And I hated Mom's boyfriend; I thought he was rather jerk-faced. But oh well.

    13. This was a cute story about a girl whose father died and her mother's boyfriend has moved into the guest bedroom. Addy is an illustrator and writer who does interviews for her school newspaper. Interspersed into the book are pages of her autobiostrip. It was funny at some parts and touching at others.

    14. Mostly I liked this book and would have given it 4 stars except I did not "feel" Addy's change of mind/heart concerning Marsha or Jonathan. I think the time spent on these changes was not relative to the time spent on disliking them.

    15. Addy is a sweet girl who loved journalism. I liked how Katie Davis wrote the structure of the book, but it didn't interest me all the way

    16. never had any sympathy for the main character despite the hurt over the loss of her father. she's just that unlikeable, i kept reading simply to finish. not recommended

    17. Addy is dealing with her mom's remarriage after dad's death from cancer; new stepdad, a journalist, offers her unsolicited advice about her writing.

    18. The drawings in this book were not up to graphic novel standards that I stopped reading almost immediately.

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