Electrigirl by Joe Cotterill and Cathy Brett Review

 

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Title: Electrigirl

Author and Illustrator: Jo Cotterill and Cathy Brett

Rating: 4/5 stars

Page Count: 208 pages

Genre: Superheroes, Children’s, Comic

Where from: ARC from Oxford University Press Children’s Books

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29360398-electrigirl

Synopsis:

It’s all about this girl called Holly who lives in Bluehaven and this new phone company sets up their headquarters there. They give out free phones to everyone but Holly is suspicious. One afternoon she has a fight with her best friend and she goes for a walk on the hillside near the headquarters and gets electricuted! Will she survive or will something mysterious happen?

Favourite Quote:

“You know you see bits of training where initially they’re rubbish and then they get good kind of quickly usually with a catchy pop song. This is a book so I can’t do the pop song bit. But maybe you could listen to one while you read the next bit and then you’ll get the right kind of effect.”

This was my favourite because it is for me as an adult (hate that word) it summed up that nostalgia about the superheroes I watched as a teenager. Made me laugh so much.

Style of Writing:

I loved the style of writing it was written for children but also had this hidden humour for adults. Its written from Holly’s perspective which I really liked because she had the voice of someone who had grow up early which I can really relate to. Also the use of the comic strip enhanced her voice and made her more relatable character.

Characters:

In terms of characters I loved the whole brother and sister duo of Holly and Joe it gives the story that innocence but also that family element. I love that element because I have a big family so again can relate. I really liked the character of Professor Macavity mainly because she was a very modern villain in terms of a woman rising to the top and loved her mysteriousness. Holly’s mum I found irritating but who knows she may warm to me in the second book.

My Thoughts:

Overall I just couldn’t put this ball of fun book/ comic down. For me its a book that I would put it in the category of pure imagination because it sends you into a reality you could only wish for.

The comic book element  to this novel is fantastic it brings the story to life but also works well for those dramatic moments in the book. Although I would have liked a bit more comic strip but thats cause I love comics.

All in all a fabulously fun read for kids especially those who have dyslexia like me with the incorporation of comic strip. Also good for young adults as it brings out that childhood dream of becoming a superhero.

The second book in the series is out called Deadly Swarm review coming soon and here is the goodreads link to the second book:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31350707-electrigirl-and-the-deadly-swarm

If you have read Electrigirl please leave your thoughts in the comments I would love to hear them!

A Family Thing – Private Practice S2 EP1

Title: Private Practice Season 2 Episode 1 A Family Thing

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Year: 2007

IMDB Rating: 6.6/10

Timing: 1 hour

Creator: Shonda Rhimes

Stars: Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Stricklan

So this was a jaw-dropping reality check fron Shonda! So didn’t expect it!

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So I should explain so continuing with my Private Practice review binge now on season 2. It just all happens in this episode everything just crumbles to pieces. I don’t want to go too muc into the plot of this episode but basically the practice is having a fresh start with a video to get more patients in. Will it or will it not be the demise of the practice?

SPOILERS COMING!

So this episode had two sub-stories and they were beyond tough to hear about. Even my mum in the background thought they were tough. So the first one was about this family who have a sick child and a child on the way. One of the reasons for the child on the way is to use the blood from the cord to save the dying child’s life. This is a situation that has been looked at in ficiton but to see it on TV made you question your own thoughts on the subject more. For me I think it is a grey area that would need a lot of discussion because you would be torn to see the best way to deal with the situation. So the dying child gets worse and needs the transplant immediately but the baby in the womb is only 6 months old. Will they both survive?

The other sub-story is about a teenager who has HIV and doesn’t know but is 13 and has a girlfriend and they want to have sex. However, the parents don’t want to tell him. For me I think the teenager should know no question. But will the parents tell him or will it end in disaster for the teenagers?

The character development was huge and there is a lot I won’t talk about yet because I want you to watch it. Charlotte and Cooper’s issues with their secret relationship, Addison with her Cop VS Pete issue and Naomi with her Dell VS Sam issue. Basically a lot of issues get resolved but there are news ones to do with the practice it just a bit of a mind boggling episode!

Overall, I loved and hated this episode because its so emotional and interesting you feel a bit exhausted after. It worked really well in terms developing the show in a different direction and I can’t wait to keep going with this show!

As usual comment below if you have any thoughts on this episode!

 

 

When the Men Fight! :Private Practice Season 1 Ep9

Title: Private Practice Season 1 Episode 9 –In Which Dell Finds His Fight

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Year: 2007

IMDB Rating: 6.6/10

Timing: 1 hour

Creator: Shonda Rhimes

Stars: Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Stricklan

So this is the last episode of the season BOO WHOO! No worries still got five more seasons to watch WOOO!

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Why I called this episode when the men fight is because its all about the men in this episode and substories fighting for thier women and life. I think this is such interesting subject because it is never touched on much where men are making the most effort in the relationship its kinda brushed over with lovey dovey part of the story or the women. Its nice to see Shonda bringing back the real manly heroic character.

The sub story that ties this episode together is about Dell’s grandpa Wendell who lives in a nursing home and Dell believes he is being abused. But what is really going on is the fight and if you haven’t already understood what I mean. Go watch the episode!

The other sub story is about the couple we met early in the series with the vaginismous problem. They are now looking to have a baby like instantly but this time Jeffery finds out that he is sterile and his determination to give his wife Catheline a baby.

The characters backstories develop a lot in this episode plus I forgot to drop the bomb of Cooper and Charlotte are doing it but will they DTR (Define The Relationship). I think so I always thought they would work because they are both quirky and competitive people. Then Addison is trying to be friends with Pete and try and ask out the Cop. I am more inclined towards the Cop because we don’t know him. However, will Pete pick up the fight? Last but not least Naomi’s DRAMA OMG I’d be so confused right now if I was her! So basically Sam is fighting for her but also Del is fighting for her. I don’t know I’m on the fence about these two!

Overall, a great end to the season with some things resolved but lots of questions open to make your mind boggled. I think this season is a great start to a TV show as it gives a good flow of sub stories throughout the season. Also intriguing and loveable characters that will really make you connect with the TV series. Absolutely loving it Shonda Rhimes.

 

Private Practice Season 1 EP8

Title: Private Practice Season 1 Episode 8 –In Which Cooper Finds a Port in His Storm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Year: 2007

IMDB Rating: 6.6/10

Timing: 1 hour

Creator: Shonda Rhimes

Stars: Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Stricklan

So again this is a bit of a baby episode but a completely diffferent angle!

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So you got two main substories the first is the one about the babies and the doctors are on call for safe surrender hotline for girls and women can give up their babies saftely without giving their name to a hospital. I think this is a good idea as not all women are cut out for children but in this case its a safe option where the child might get a chance at a better life.

The second substory is Sam and Naomi’s preist sends them to church were Naomi blurts out her confession as soon as she sees her preist which is hilarious. But they are here for a more serious matter and that is the nuns are sick and have caught an infectious disease. But the question is how did they get it?

In this episode you feel so sorry for Addison she just goes through a whirl wind of emotions. Starts off good meets a guy but out he has a shoe fettish not in a good way and is also being treated by Violet. Then she rescues a baby and has attachment issues then the worst she looses a baby at the hospital just after it was born. By the end you just wanna give her a huge hug.

Overall, a great episode filled with all different emotions and drama but at the end leaves you feeling staisfied but wanting more.

As usual, comment below.

New Schedule for My Blog Every Week

Hey everyone I apologise for my absence lots of things have been getting in the way with get handle on blogging properly. However, a new year has come and my new year’s resolution is to work out a schedule for my blog and vlog. So here is the weekly schedule for my blog slightly delayed as my computer decided to pack up yesterday so had to run to regent street Apple Store and thank you to them for fixing it in a day.

Monday

-Watch a long episode of Private Practice

-Book Review

Tuesday

-Film Review

-Comic Book Review

-Gaming of the Week

Wednesday

-Watch a long episode Chicago MED

-Youtube watching of the Week

Thursday

-Film Review

-Blog Reading of the Week

Friday

-Watch a long Blunt Talk

-Podcast listening of the week

Let me know what you think of the schedule and anything you think I should add in!