"You think long and hard enough about a problem, there's always an answer. Like way back when people thought, wouldn't it be amazing to go to the moon? Well, they figured out a way to do it, didn't they? "
Blue Gene Baby by Fiona Dunbar is a brilliant read published by Orchard Books with interesting plot twists and has fun packed in those 315 pages of adventure in Fashionworld. The book is the second in a series of 3, which began with the hugely popular Pink Chameleon, what I learned after reading
Blue Gene Baby is amusing even if you are not the targeted audience. The author
The story revolves around the Silk Sisters, Rorie and Elsie, who are living with the undisputed queen of Fashionworld, Nolita Newbuck after they survive their wicked Uncle Harris and his school, Poker Bute Hall and escape to her.
So, Rorie snoops through Nolita’s files in her chameleon guise as Nolita (after she was struck by lightning in the escape from Poker Bute Hall and Arthur Clarkson, her chameleon, in her hands, she now has the ability to turn into anyone by wearing their clothes) to discover a BIG SECRET about her. Rexco is a big, evil organisation and Nolita has a part in it which, according to Rorie,
Rorie and Elsie run
My favourite character in the book was Rorie because I like the spirit of determination in her for finding their parents; she makes firm decisions and also looks after her little sister quite responsibly. The story kept me hooked and guessing the next step because the plot turns were gripping and kept me turning the pages. My favourite part of the book was when Nolita told her trauma and back-story which revealed why she always wants to be busy and what made her so successful. I disliked the fact that the real story started very late and then many things started happening at once.
I would like to recommend this to readers who love adventure and mystery and are a fan of Elvis Presley. Find out why Nolita is acting so weird and why she took the Silk Sisters in aside their differences in Blue Gene baby.