[KINDLE] ✽ Muddle and Win ❁ John G.H. Dickinson – Dolove.info

Muddle and Win Everyone Has A Lifetime Deed Counter LDC It Works Like This You Offer To Help With The Housework Lifetime Good Deeds You Steal Your Little Brother S Sweets Lifetime Bad Deeds Looks Straightforward, Huh But What If Your Every Thought Was Disputed By Opposing Forces Of Good And Evil By An Angel Wearing Ray Bans Called Windleberry And A Demon In The Form Of A Wart Called Muddlespot And Within Your Mind They Were Fighting A Fierce Battle Over Your Actions, A Battle Dictated By A Game Of Poker When Muddlespot Is Promoted From A Devil S Janitor To Special Agent, The Pressure Is On For Him To Infiltrate Sally Jones And Make Her Bad If He Doesn T, It Will Be Very Bad For Him But As His Mission Leads Him Down Sally S Ear And Into The Deepest Recesses Of Her Mind, All Becomes Unclear Just What Does It Mean To Be Good And Can It Be Good To Be Bad 4 Out of 5 You know how you can read a book and even though you weren t really expecting to, you loved every second When it s one of those books that has that magic, that spark, that just reminds you so much of when you were young and innocent and everything was absolute magic Muddle and Win was that book for me I m not going to say it ll be that way for everyone or that it s a perfect, flawless read, but it just had a spark I ve not seen in kids books for ages It s funny, witty, quirky, exceptionally written and just so amazing Kids and parents alike will gobble it up It s the best kids fiction I ve read since Roald Dahl and Lemony Snickett The object of Mission Alpha was Sally Jones Just like any good story, Muddle and Win is about the battle between good and evil In this battle, just one person could tilt the balance This person is Sally Jones, who has thousands of Good Deeds and nada Bad ones Sally is definitely Good But she needs to be Bad, Bad, Bad if Hell is going to have a shot That s why Muddlespot, a wart turned imp turned Agent of Evil, is sent to turn Sally Bad, to stop her streak of endless good deeds and maybe throw in a few naughty ones If he fails Well, it will be Very, Very Bad for him and the cleaners will have a verrryy tough job getting rid of his body bits His job isn t helped by the presence of one of Heaven s best, Agent Windleberry, an angel in Ray bans and a tuxedo, who is determined to keep Sally exactly as she is Good Let The Battle For Sally Jones beginI ve never read anything by Dickinson before I don t think but from the moment I saw this book in all its marvellously odd glory, I knew I just had to read it And from the very first page, I knew it wouldn t let me down Deliciously bad and criminally fun, Muddle and Win is a story all children and teens and their parents too will just love It s witty, clever, addictive and so much fun, even while it makes you question what s good and what s bad, and whether being Good is always the right thing To sum this up, I loved Muddle and Win to pieces It s just so brilliantly quirky I just adored all Dickinson s characters Muddlespot Oh, I almost never root for the villains , but I couldn t resist Muddlespot He wasn t really all that evil in fact, he felt kinda innocent Well, y know, for a demon Needless to say, I never thought I d love a former wart so much Windleberry kinda reminded me of a 20s or maybe 70s I m not good with 1900s time periods cop or gangsta person, what with the tux, glasses and what not He was your poster boy angel except for a tiny blip where he advised his charge to hack someone s shins Long story funny, but long Sally Jones was like an angel helped her mum, covered for her twin Billie, there fore everyone But I loved her spirit especially inner Sally, who was funny and snarky All the minor ish characters were brilliant too I loved Ismael and Scattletail, Billie s angel and demon, who d come to an agreement and played card games to see who d get to choose Billie s next action But my favourite had to be Shades, Sally s amoral cat who loved to beg and steal and be worshiped He just stole the show for me I absolutely adored Dickinson s writing it was so much fun and so marvellously bonkers And wonderfully descriptive I saw everything in my head It was just the kinda writing you could read forever It s all child friendly, but there s a little humour just for the adults in there too The plot was your standard good vs evil with a barmy twist It did the battle in its own unique, quirky way I just loved the mad, addictive, funny plot, and it was so the kind you can and I did gobble up in a single sitting The Hell world, Pandemonium, was just so amazingly described Even though the general idea of Hell wasn t stunningly unique, the way of getting there really was I loved that the way into Pandemonium was equal parts funny and scary As for Heaven, I loved how suits were the official clothes and how weapons were musical instruments and how everyone said Yay, verily Oh, and the descriptions of minds and how they differ based on the person s personality was just brilliant Kids will just love the worlds thanks to the vivid imagery Parents will love them because of the quirky and genius nature Now, this book was loads of fun to read, but it also made you think about good and bad About expectations and how it affects people and all this without making a huge yell of it Personally, I think Dickinson is a genius in that department Muddle and Win was a brilliant, bonkers, funny, quirky book that was so much fun to read and even additive I read it in one sitting, gobbling it up and unable to put it down A story or unlikely heroes, angels vs demons and whether being a little bad can be good, Muddle and Win is just a must read for everyone, be you young or not so young, male or female Muddlespot has been sent on a mission of great importance to turn Sally Jones to the dark side For an overgrown wart that cleans up entrails, his promotion to special agent was a pretty big deal, but despite being taken out of his comfort zone he seemed to muddle his way through somehow In fact Muddlespot was the most unsuspecting protagonist there is At least I think he s the protagonist Coming from Pandemonium, aka hell, he should be the antagonist But for someone who lives in Pandemonium, he isn t really all that bad In fact I rather liked him I wish I knew about him, but I m not sure that you could know about someone that has been grown from a wart by his evil master Corozin purely to clean up the left overs of the other special agents that fail.It took me a while to realise that the Win in the book title actually referred to Windleberry, a tuxedo wearing angel sent down to save Sally With a Lifetime Deed Counter that absolutely no bad deeds, Sally is very special And it is up to Windleberry to jump into Sally s head like some James Bond character and protect her from evil thoughts I loved the way that Sally s organised and almost repressed brain and thoughts change, so that when Windleberry enters her brain, it s full of vandalised statues and graffiti And I also liked the psychological element of the angels and demons influencing people and I could imagine people in the real world struggling with good and bad thoughts being feed to them from external forces before acting Hearing little snippets of what was being whispered to Sally s teachers and mum was funny and you could see the point at which they sometimes broke and committed a bad deed.The story takes a very blas attitude to gore and violence In Pandemonium, torture is commonplace, with fleshed peeled from bones and eyes literally rolling across the ground I can imagine that some young boys would rather enjoy all the gory details and jokes within the text, but personally I m not sure such a throw away attitude would be good for every young reader.The idea of an angel and devil whispering away to the subconscious mind, isn t a new one But the way John Dickinson has written Muddle and Win, and included such unusual characters, brings up so many questions and moral dilemmas What makes someone good or bad Can being bad be justified Can you be bad but still be good Maybe using the terms good and bad is too black and white Sometimes standing up for yourself can seem like being bad, but for someone like Sally, who has always done everything other people s way, a bit of selfishness certainly wouldn t hurt her Well, maybe For younger readers, I think the book will be a good prompt to think about their own behaviour It certainly made me think.Sally s naughty sister, Billie couldn t do anything right As we were introduced to the inner Billie, Scattletail, her resident demon, and Ismael, her guardian angel, I enjoyed seeing why Billie acts the way she does At first she just seemed like the naughty, selfish one, but as I started thinking about how people and their actions interplay and rebound, I kind of felt sorry for her She s always been compared to her sister and struggles to do anything as well But when you get inside her head, the relationship between inner Billie, Scattletail and Ismael was much balanced and relaxed and seemed like a lot fun, especially when they played cards together.Although I enjoyed the story overall, it seemed to take a long time for Muddlespot and Windleberry to both get inside Sally s mind In fact the story was half way in, before any of the really interesting thought persuasion and angel versus demon dilemmas started Muddle and Win The Battle for Sally Jones is a thought provoking book about good, bad and deeds somewhere in the middle. Muddle and Win is a story about the battle between good and bad This time the battle is for one Sally Jones.Sally Jones has a Lifetime Deed Counter LDC reading of 3,971,567 Lifetime Good Deeds and NIL Lifetime Bad Deeds Something must be done about it In comes Muddlespot Muddlespot, former wart yes, you read that correctly, wart and cleaner, is a newly promoted special agent from Pandemonium who has been sent on a mission to turn Sally Jones bad or at the very least make her LDC balanced If he doesn t succeed then the consequences are VERY BAD for him indeed He would really rather have stayed in Pandemonium, cleaning up the body parts, just like he d always done, but when the boss sends you on a mission up on Earth you don t turn in down.On the other side of the battle is Windleberry an angel wearing Ray bans, a tuxedo and a bow tie Heaven s best agent.The battle must take place in Sally Jones mind.Muddle and Win may be about the battle between good and bad but how often is it that a reader adores one of the baddies Muddlespot might work for a devil and formerly have been a wart, but I loved his character He might be afraid but he s still brave and he s not scared of asking for help.The other agents, Ismael and Scattletail, are excellent fun too They take care of Sally s sister Billie and, despite being on opposite sides, can often be found playing cards together, with the winner making decisions for Billie.I absolutely loved reading Muddle and Win It took me right back to the books I read during my childhood Back when children s books were imaginative, clever and fun, and I d devour a whole book in one go Talking of devouring Muffins are involved, you may find yourself craving some freshly baked muffins while reading this one Muddle and Win is a must for young readers and maybe some of us older ones too It teaches a few lessons along the way, but is still witty, silly, light hearted, touching, intriguing and exciting An excellent read for pre teens and teens

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