Author: Jeremy Rodden
Published: Portmanteau Press LLC, 2011
Series: Toonopolis Files, Book 1
Summary: 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. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: I’ve had this for a while and have been meaning to read it for such a long time and then the other day I just decided to read it because I was looking for something funny. Needless to say there were quite a few funny parts in the book.
There are so many funny references in this book that it was so awesome. If you watch older cartoons then you will notice a lot of these. I thought it was really fun going through and spotting the different references.
The story line was really interesting and it was nice and simple which is good because I wasn’t really in the mood for something with a heavy story line. I just found it really entertaining which was great.
The main character Gemini, was interesting. It’s always interesting to read a book from a male point of view. He was also funny which I really liked. As were his companions, such as Jimbob the eggplant.
I really whizzed through Toonopolis: Gemini as it’s a whole lot of fun and has a really entertaining story line. If you’re looking for something funny and different then definitely check out Toonopolis: Gemini.
Source: Jeremy Rodden for review