Toonopolis is a cartoon city that is home to the thoughts and ideas of all sentient beings in the universe. As the center of the Tooniverse, it acts as an other-worldly rest stop for these creations.Gemini is a teenage human boy who is thrust into Toonopolis through his father's scientific research program. He loses part of himself in the process and immediately begins a quest to regain his lost memories with the help of his Tooniverse guide named Jimbob the Talking Eggplant.After an altercation with a mysterious Shadowy Figure, Gemini's mission is changed, and he begins a new quest to defeat Shadowy Figure and protect Toonopolis from his nefarious destruction. Along the way, he meets new friends, discovers just how diverse and strange Toonopolis is, and learns lessons about compassion, forgiveness, redemption, and being true to oneself
I really enjoyed Toonopolis. I think it's a great book for mid-grade on up.
The characters are interesting. I liked how Gemini developed along the way in the story. I also really liked the reasoning behind why he did what he did. (I won't explain more it will spoil the story) The interactions between the characters were also fun. Quite a few of their dialogues had me laughing out loud.
I also liked the story. It was full of adventure and laughs. Yes there were some serious parts but overall the book never seemed to take itself too seriously. But is does take place in a land created for cartoons. Some of the puns were groan worthy in their corniness, but they still drew a smile. The way the author worked the cartoon aspect was fun to see too. All the different cartoon areas and how they exist etc.
The book ends with a few strings left untied. But nothing annoying, more in a "ooo maybe that will be answered in the next book sort of way". Overall the book was solid and funny. Definitely recommend it for mid-grade and up. Even for adults and young adults who don't take themselves too seriously.
This post is part of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2013.