Chews Your Destiny
The Gumazing Gum Girl! #1
by Rhode Montijo
August 20th 2013
128 pages. Intermediate chapter book/graphic novel
Gabby Gomez has a real problem. She chews gum constantly, much to the distress of everyone around her. Her mother finally puts her foot down when Gabby's night time piece ends up in her hair. Of course, Gabby has a hidden piece of gum she chews defiantly on her way to school. But when her ginormous bubble meets a power-line Gabby instantly becomes that which she loves most, chewy, sticky, stretchy, and pink - bubble gum! She doesn't like it much at first because everything sticks to her. But when she is able to help someone in need she realizes she can be a superhero and Gum Girl is born. As Gabby gets control over her new powers she has a hard time keeping it secret from those who know her. This hybrid beginning chapter book and graphic novel is fabulous fun! Boys and girls alike will laugh at Gabby's escapades. After all, the pink is not girly pink, it is bubble gum pink!