This is a new review for my re-read 2019. Bold = new. Normal = old.
My 3-star rating has mostly to do with our main character. Other than that the book was really interesting and I like the idea of a Parent Agency.
Still rating this a 3 star, still not too enthused by the main character. But loving ALL the other things that this book contains, the fun illustrations, the Parent Agency.
Let’s start with the main character. I just didn’t like him. I found him whiny and pathetic. Never once thinking about his parents. They did their best for him and his siblings, but they just didn’t have a lot of money and thus they had to say no to him. But yet he kept complaining and whining and acting all mean towards his sisters and his parents.
Luckily, he changes a bit throughout the book. Learning that having money, or fame or anything else he had on his list isn’t everything. I was worried he would be happy and delighted to find a world where he can ask for any parent and that he would just forget all about his parents. Thankfully, this doesn’t happen.
I was still NOT a fan of the whole main character and how he kept on whining and such. Some points on this list? I was actually agreeing with it. However the poor thing? Or not famous? That was just eh. Most parents won’t be famous or rich.
However, in this re-read I could see that the parents were lacking something. I could see that it did seem that his parents didn’t listen to him, and gave more attention to his sisters. For instance, his sisters were very mean and rude, yet his parents didn’t do much about it. Just reprimand and giggle. While when our MC did something? He isn’t got reprimanded and got all sorts of crap. That is not how you do parenting peeps.
I was happy to see him realise various things as the days continued at that world he was at. That he did see that while his parents weren’t rich, weren’t famous, were often tired, and yes they did give more love to their daughters, they still loved him and cared about him. I loved that he kept seeing his parents everywhere, though he didn’t know they were them.
The last part of this paragraph? Since this is a reread I knew how it would end (well in a way since it has been 4 almost 5 years since I last read it).
I really liked the various days/parents. They were all hilarious, though I wonder how they ever would get to be parents. Especially the rich and famous pairs were just a bit too much.
Yep, I just LOVED all the different parents and see how bonkers they all were. It seems there are no normal parents, or well, almost no normal parents. I wouldn’t want to have them as mum or dad. They were just way too weird and over the top for me. And it seemed that a lot of them just thought as a kid as an accessory instead of someone to love and care for.
I loved the world that our main character lands in. I found it really interesting that there would be a world where kids pick their own parents. Where there is an agency that handles all the applications and that such an agency is run fully by kids.
Once again I was a huge fan of the world. I would definitely liked to see more of the world and how things worked. Because I have some questions. Still it was so much fun and I loved that kids could pick their parents.
I loved the little twist near the end. I didn’t see that coming, so I was happily surprised.
Still loved the twist even though I knew it was coming for most.
All in all, I would still recommend the book, even though the main character might annoy you at times.
Yep, still would recommend this one to everyone in need for a fun story with family and friendship and a good lesson.
Funnily, when looking at the cover you can see all the parents, HOWEVER the hippy mom? Totally looks different from how she looks in her chapter. 😛