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Katie Davis is an amazing author and her writing is unique and fascinating. The illustrations punctuating the narrative should make The Curse of Addy McMahon attractive to reluctant readers as well as those who devour books

Katie Davis is an amazing author and her writing is unique and fascinating. Throughout the book I found myself laughing, and nervously waiting for Addy McMahon to make difficult decisions. The illustrations punctuating the narrative should make The Curse of Addy McMahon attractive to reluctant readers as well as those who devour books. The presentation is unconventional, and so is some of the narrative. It was quite interesting to read Addy's thoughts about her father, who died from cancer he got from smoking.

Well, in the amazing book, The Curse of Addy McMahon by award winning author Katie Davis, a young girl . The illustrations punctuating the narrative should make The Curse of Addy McMahon attractive to reluctant readers as well as those who devour books

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.

Addy is convinced she suffers from a family curse, rendered against her great-granddad in Ireland by fairies. The illustrations punctuating the narrative should make The Curse of Addy McMahon attractive to reluctant readers as well as those who devour books

Addy is convinced she suffers from a family curse, rendered against her great-granddad in Ireland by fairies.

All her life, Addy's heard stories about the McMahon family curse. I was once a bookseller at an independent children's bookstore, and The Curse of Addy McMahon is just the sort of book I would have loved to put in a customer's hands. Her mom says the stories are just jokes, but Addy isn't so sure. It's a fun read, interspersed with Addy's s", short comic strips that Addy writes and illustrates. It reminded me a little of Harriet the Spy, when Addy's private autobiographa-strip is seen by all the wrong people and gets her into a big mess.

Addy believes her Grandmother when she claims the "family curse" has been lurking for several generations. Davis melds typical tween social dilemmas with the consequences of terminal illness and a child's privately painful grief. Disturbed by her mother's impending second marriage, Addy reflects on life through her graphic "autobiogra-strip" that is woven through the novel, telling her story in a sardonic and somewhat fatalistic voice.

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Walmart 9780061287114. No one except Addy believes in the rumored family curse, but she's got evidence that she's afflicted by it. After a friendship ends because of something she's written in her diary, Addy decides that the only way to escape her curse it to stop writing. But in avoiding her cursed life, will Addy find that she's left with no life at all? All her life, Addy's heard stories about the McMahon family curse. 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.

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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 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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Addy McMahon, a twelve year old girl who goes through quite a lot of misfortune, has blamed a period of unlucky times on a family curse. Barely anyone besides herself believes that there even is a curse. As Addy goes through this page-turner, a series of unfortunate events occur. To rid herself of her guilty thoughts, she keeps assuring herself that it was caused by her great-grandfather who supposedly inflicted a never-ending curse on Addy and her family by angering some fairies. Addy's arch enemy, Marsha Pittel, whom Addy and her best friend, Jackie, like to tease about her last name, is every so often involved in creating Addy's misery. Addy has a secret diary that she often writes in throughout the book. Well, it's not really a diary, but it is secret. She calls it her autobiogra-strip, because it has her life story in it so far, yet it is in the format of a comic strip, though it is not particularly funny.

I found this clever novel a treat to read. I read it in two days. I could not put it down. I would rate this book in my top 20 favorites. I thoroughly enjoyed the unusual and unexpected twists. Katie Davis is an amazing author and her writing is unique and fascinating. Throughout the book I found myself laughing, and nervously waiting for Addy McMahon to make difficult decisions. The style of writing helped me find an Addy McMahon in me, and I found myself feeling the feelings of the main character and some other characters briefly too. I would recommend this book to girls age ten and up, because many of the most important characters are female and because it talks about the unique situations that young girls experience in middle school.
Yannara
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-grandad in Ireland by fairies. And she's got mounting evidence to suggest she might be right. Her mom's boyfriend is moving into the guest room "temporarily," her worst enemy saw her shopping for a training bra, and her best friend, Jackie, is mad at her because she accidentally emailed a copy of a nasty fake interview with Jackie that got all around school.

But Addy does have a lot going for her. She helped create a school newspaper and she's on the editorial staff. She interviews interesting people and creates graphic drawings to illustrate the stories she writes. People love her interviews, and they let her know it. I found myself wishing I had experienced that kind of good luck when I was in middle school.

The illustrations punctuating the narrative should make The Curse of Addy McMahon attractive to reluctant readers as well as those who devour books. The presentation is unconventional, and so is some of the narrative. It was quite interesting to read Addy's thoughts about her father, who died from cancer he got from smoking. And the subject of parents entering the dating/relationship world after the death of a spouse is also very thoughtfully written.

Here's an activity idea to go with the book: have girls and moms both draw their own autobiograstrips like Addy's. Share them at a meeting and see what discussion ensues.
Steelraven
This 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't stand him. She believes that he is breaking up their family. She has a horrible argument with her best friend, Jackie, and to top it off her enemy, Marsha, sees her buying a new bra!!!

Addy believes that all of this bad luck is because of a curse the fairies put on her family. How she breaks the curse and learns that most bad luck is due to the choices we make creates a very good story.

I liked the way Katie Davies writes. She uses comics along with narrative to tell her story. Graphic novels are becoming very popular today. A while back I don't think they were as accepted as they are now. This book blended the two genres together for a great read. This was a wonderful book!

Reviewed by: Marta Morrison
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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. Add it all up, and Addy's convinced that she's cursed. What middle school kid hasn't felt that way?

Addy is both a talented writer and illustrator -- just like author Katie Davis -- so the book's narrative is told in part through Addy's "autobiograstrip," an autobiography in comic book form. This is a terrific title for kids making that leap from elementary school to middle school. They'll appreciate the warmth and honesty as well as its creative format.
The Curse of Addy McMahon download epub
Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Katie Davis
ISBN: 0061287113
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Language: English
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (April 22, 2008)
Pages: 288 pages