Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy

Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy

"Thoroughly engrossing story recommended for young sci-fi and fantasy fans who hold a prior attraction to books such as John Bellairs' House with a Clock in its Walls." -D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book ReviewWilla always knew one of her mother's crazy inventions would cause trouble. She just didn't think it would get the whole family banished to Grandeur, a hidde...

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Title:Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy
Author:Richard Due
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Edition Language:English

Idiot Genius: Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy Reviews

  • Daniel Paul

    I was a Beta-reader for this book. I was supposed to be writing notes and comments in the margins but the book sucked me in so quickly and the pace was so fluid I was suddenly there at the end satisfied - with the edit pen still uncapped. Mr. Due's writing reminds me of a series of paintings where the artist uses the brightest colors and contrast available - just as those paintings please the eye his style and word choice please the reader. What a delight that his writing technique is complement

    I was a Beta-reader for this book. I was supposed to be writing notes and comments in the margins but the book sucked me in so quickly and the pace was so fluid I was suddenly there at the end satisfied - with the edit pen still uncapped. Mr. Due's writing reminds me of a series of paintings where the artist uses the brightest colors and contrast available - just as those paintings please the eye his style and word choice please the reader. What a delight that his writing technique is complemented nicely by a truly unique, quirky, intelligent, and fun plot that left me at the end of the book wanting to learn more. This is definitely a book that will entertain the age group he has targeted and I suspect older readers as well. If you buy this book you'd do yourself a favor by blocking out some time to read it as you won't want to put it down until you are closing the cover with a smile.

  • Abbie Coon

    Willamina Snap is an eleven year old girl who lived in Cambridge Massachusetts. One day, her and her family got taken to Grandeur, a city in a bubble that’s full of crazy things like “brewed” animal human hybrids, and sentient “clockwerks” or robots. In Grandeur, there are three main types of people: Idiots, people with an IQ lower than 160, Genesises, people with an IQ at or above 160, and Idiot Geniuses. These are special because Idiot Geniuses were the reason for creating Grandeur in the firs

    Willamina Snap is an eleven year old girl who lived in Cambridge Massachusetts. One day, her and her family got taken to Grandeur, a city in a bubble that’s full of crazy things like “brewed” animal human hybrids, and sentient “clockwerks” or robots. In Grandeur, there are three main types of people: Idiots, people with an IQ lower than 160, Genesises, people with an IQ at or above 160, and Idiot Geniuses. These are special because Idiot Geniuses were the reason for creating Grandeur in the first place. They are Geniuses who invent dangerous things, without realizing that they’re dangerous. Willa’s mom happens to be an Idiot Genius, which is why her and her family are taken to Grandeur. While there, she meets new friends and possible enemies at her new school and goes on a crazy adventure to “save her timeline.” I would recommend this book to anyone who loves science fiction, or science/inventions in general! This book hooked me from the first page and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series when it comes out!

  • Donna Bresnak

    I received this book for free from goodreads

    I laughed out loud at many parts of this inventive clever steampunk book. it is pure antasy, fast paced and wonderful to read. I recommend it

  • Bridget

    Both my 13-year-old son and I were captivated by Willa Snap, her world, and her adventure. I was hooked at the Table of Contents alone: The Order of the Black Fez, The Tantalizing Ticket, and Villa da Vinci are all book titles in their own right! Willa must adapt quickly to a new life, which brings an urgent energy to a beautifully and whimsically detailed story. In addition to the intelligently-written narrative, Arcabascio's delightful illustrations are a real treat; there should be more clock

    Both my 13-year-old son and I were captivated by Willa Snap, her world, and her adventure. I was hooked at the Table of Contents alone: The Order of the Black Fez, The Tantalizing Ticket, and Villa da Vinci are all book titles in their own right! Willa must adapt quickly to a new life, which brings an urgent energy to a beautifully and whimsically detailed story. In addition to the intelligently-written narrative, Arcabascio's delightful illustrations are a real treat; there should be more clock punk cats in the world. The decisions that the characters have to make when faced with dilemmas feel very real, despite being out of this world. With its strong female protagonist, steampunk influence, myriad gadgets, descriptions of real life inventors and inventions, and quality writing, I can't recommend this book enough. Did I mention clock punk cats? I'm not sure that I would want to visit Grandeur, since it seems a bit challenging to go home again, but we sure are looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

  • Angela Marie

    A wonderfully written and delightful story for middle grade readers.

  • Mary

    Throughly enjoyed the character Willa and the storyline

  • Ruth

    Gather your imagination and sift yourself in for a jaunt in the life of a eleven year old girl who is relocated to a world full of idiots. Nothing like the types we might imagine, but lands where types are living in their own neighborhood of steamworks, windworks and other districts. You attend an Idiot school and are encouraged to become someone other than your goal. Mysterious things such as smoothies, mettle men, Black Fez groups patrol thoughts and behaviors considered dangerous

    Gather your imagination and sift yourself in for a jaunt in the life of a eleven year old girl who is relocated to a world full of idiots. Nothing like the types we might imagine, but lands where types are living in their own neighborhood of steamworks, windworks and other districts. You attend an Idiot school and are encouraged to become someone other than your goal. Mysterious things such as smoothies, mettle men, Black Fez groups patrol thoughts and behaviors considered dangerous to the community. Enter a clockwerk boy, dragons unicorns and more to send you into hour's of concentrated reading and you're here.

  • Anna

    There are plenty of books out there that I enjoy and find interesting, but rarely do I think while reading, "This is so much fun."

    Well,

    , is fun. Seriously. I had a blast reading this, and I don't even fit into the younger audience it's aimed at.

    While the story starts in the world we know,

    wastes little time before introducing us to a whole new secret place in that very same world. I won't go into detail, beca

    There are plenty of books out there that I enjoy and find interesting, but rarely do I think while reading, "This is so much fun."

    Well,

    , is fun. Seriously. I had a blast reading this, and I don't even fit into the younger audience it's aimed at.

    While the story starts in the world we know,

    wastes little time before introducing us to a whole new secret place in that very same world. I won't go into detail, because I don't want to spoil anything, but I loved the world building done here. With the excellent descriptions, and even occasional images, it made me wish I could go explore the city of Grandeur myself.

    Sadly, my Idiot self seems to be stuck in the normal world...at least until the next book.

  • Rubery Book Award

    Rubery Prize Shortlisted 2018

    There is plenty to like about this novel. It is full of fun, and clearly the product of a quirky, inventive mind, ideal for children's writing. Willa is a smart, likeable child with no prejudices. She, her genius mother and practical father (no problem with gender stereotypes here) are kidnapped and taken to a world where they experience bizarre encounters with a variety of unlikely entities. The narrative is often very witty and the absurdity of the story is what ca

    Rubery Prize Shortlisted 2018

    There is plenty to like about this novel. It is full of fun, and clearly the product of a quirky, inventive mind, ideal for children's writing. Willa is a smart, likeable child with no prejudices. She, her genius mother and practical father (no problem with gender stereotypes here) are kidnapped and taken to a world where they experience bizarre encounters with a variety of unlikely entities. The narrative is often very witty and the absurdity of the story is what carries it along. The pace is fast and the plot farcical in places which is what children will like about it. This would appeal to the 10-12 age range, although a certain amount of intelligence is assumed, otherwise too many of the jokes would be missed.

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