Poison Apple: Miss Fortune by Brandi DoughertyPoison Apple: Miss Fortune by Brandi Dougherty

Poison Apple: Miss Fortune

byBrandi Dougherty

Paperback | August 1, 2010

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Zoe's never been very superstitious, so when she and her best friend Mia have their fortunes read at a carnival, she doesn't take it seriously. In fact, Zoe mocks the fortune-teller. Still, the woman gives Zoe a necklace to seal her fortune.

As soon as Zoe puts the necklace on, unexplained things begin to happen to her. Her bike spins out of control, a fire starts in her oven even though it isn't on, and Zoe begins receiving threatening emails and texts. The necklace must be cursed! But when Zoe and Mia return to the site of the carnival, it's gone! Will they figure out how to break the curse before something truly terrible happens?

Brandi Dougherty is the author of the New York Times bestselling picture book The Littlest Pilgrim and the middle-grade novels The Valentine's Day Disaster and The Friendship Experiement. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit her online www.brandidougherty.com.
Title:Poison Apple: Miss FortuneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:August 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545202663

ISBN - 13:9780545202664

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book in a great series. This third book in the new series, Poison Apple Books from Scholastic, is darker and a little more sinister than the first two offerings. These books are geared for readers who enjoyed the softer and gentler Candy Apple Books but are looking to read something with a little more edge. They are not as dark as what their older siblings or parents might be reading. Brandi Dougherty winds a wonderful tale of friendship and mayhem as Young Zoe is cursed by a fortune teller at a carnival and her whole life starts turning upside-down. Zoe goes to the fair with her friends as a group one evening. Everything seems to be going perfectly; the boy she likes has asked for her number and won her a giant bear. But while leaving the fair they notice a fortune teller and Mia and Zoe have their fortunes told. Mia's is nice and encouraging but Zoe's is dark and scary. But that just seems to be the beginning of her problems. Soon she is accident prone, her cell phone and computer both seem possessed and things keep getting worse. She soon realizes she is under a curse, and she and Mia must find a way to break the curse. This story is very engaging - almost addictive. The reader finds himself wondering what can go wrong next, and can Zoe and Mia find a way not only to lift the curse but to make things right for those affected by the blowback from the curse. It is well written, and the characters so well written, we can only hope to encounter Mia and Zoe again in a future book in the series.
Date published: 2010-09-01