Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy

Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy Holly Farb is not the Princess of the Galaxy She may be top of the class in every subject but she can t even win a school election never mind rule the Milky Way The aliens who kidnapped her have got

  • Title: Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy
  • Author: Gareth Wronski
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Holly Farb is not the Princess of the Galaxy She may be top of the class in every subject, but she can t even win a school election, never mind rule the Milky Way The aliens who kidnapped her have gotten it all wrong.Unfortunately Holly s alien pirate kidnappers believe that she s the princess they ve been looking for, and so she finds herself hurtling through space on aHolly Farb is not the Princess of the Galaxy She may be top of the class in every subject, but she can t even win a school election, never mind rule the Milky Way The aliens who kidnapped her have gotten it all wrong.Unfortunately Holly s alien pirate kidnappers believe that she s the princess they ve been looking for, and so she finds herself hurtling through space on an alien pirate ship together with her teacher, Mr Mendez, and Chester, the most annoying boy in her class Now all she has to do is escape the pirates, find the missing princess, and get back to Earth in time for her big test on Friday.But it turns out that space is a pretty big place, and before they can go home, Holly, Chester, and Mr Mendez must face down space cruise liners, bounty hunters, giant worms, perky holograms, cosmic board games, sinister insectoid librarians, and a robot who is learning how to lie.Between running from space pirates, defying the President of the Universe, and meeting a host of rather unusual new friends, Holly starts to wonder if there might be to life than being top of the class after all.

    One thought on “Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy”

    1. I really loved this book! It's laugh-out-loud funny, with lots of fast-paced action and adventure. There are space pirates, robots, and aliens! Holly Farb is such an endearing protagonist, and the whole cast is endlessly entertaining. Highly recommend for fans of humorous middle grade adventures.

    2. *ebook given through Netgalley which doesn't affect my opinion*I loved it! It's funny,interesting (even though I'm far from target audience) and it's fast pacing! I loved the characters,the writing,the humour - everything! This is perfect for those who love funny middle grade books who are also in love with fantasy. A must read for children and all of you who still feel young :)

    3. I loved this book SO MUCH. Seriously. SO MUCH. Space pirates! Insufferable robots! Exploding aliens! Clever disguises! Friendship! Bounty hunters! Clapthorian Sponge Beasts! In summary, read this book: it's the most fun you'll have all summer.

    4. This book was so much fun! It’s like a middle grade version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Doctor Who. This would be a great family read-aloud. There’s something in it for everyone.

    5. Holly Farb has a very important test on Friday, so it's terribly inconvenient when space pirates appear out of nowhere and kidnap her, another kid, and her teacher. If she doesn't figure out how to get home, she might be killed--or worse, miss her test!I became especially excited to read HOLLY FARB AND THE PRINCESS OF THE GALAXY when I heard it compared to HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, and it did not disappoint. This space adventure is full of exactly the type of ridiculous but intelligent h [...]

    6. Tests and school blast far, far away in this exciting adventure, where flubby pirate aliens, nut nibbling presidents and robots with a more than mighty vengeance come up against the most uninteresting creature in the entire universe--a human girl named Holly Farb.Holly's life centers around one goal; being the best at school so as to gain acceptance into the highly exclusive Falstaff Academy. When a new boy enters her class, who seems to know the answer to all questions, it's almost more than Ho [...]

    7. When this came across my desk at the library, I knew I needed to check it out, and it turns out that I was totally right to do so. This book is as Farbulous as its heroine. It's basically like if a Muggle Hermione Granger was dropped into The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Holly is a typical overachieving seventh grader who's stressed because she got absolutely no votes in the school election (she feels voting for herself isn't right) and there's a big entrance exam for the local private acad [...]

    8. Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy by Gareth Wronski is a middle grade novel. Holly Farb is not the Princess of the Galaxy. She may be top of the class in every subject, but she can’t even win a school election, never mind rule the Milky Way. The aliens who kidnapped her have gotten it all wrong. Unfortunately Holly’s alien pirate kidnappers believe that she’s the princess they’ve been looking for, and so she finds herself hurtling through space on an alien pirate ship together wi [...]

    9. Delightfully silly! I've been longing for some lighthearted sci-fi, and this hit the spot! Holly as a character is very entertaining. I love that she's not classically "likable" (although the balance between whining and being a grump is very thin and I'm not sure the author always pulled that off). I LOVE the narrator. Can we have the Storytelling Robot (i forget his name) tell ALL THE STORIES, please? His narrative style is so brilliantly blunt. He actually made me laugh out loud-- and I almost [...]

    10. Fast Paced Girrlll Power FunHolly Farb, mistaken for a princess and on the run from space pirates, zips around the universe in this antic space adventure.The book is an interesting mix of deadpan and frantic. On the frantic side we have a plot that never lets up and keeps Holly constantly on the move. A new weird creature shows up every few pages and the twists and turns just keep coming. But Holly's game and resourceful, so she just keeps rolling with the plot punches.On the other hand, though, [...]

    11. So this missed the mark for me and I'm so disappointed because I really wanted to enjoy it. Everything about this just kind of fell flat for me. I didn't connect to any of the characters, they all seemed a bit underdeveloped to me. Holly went back and forth between doubting and believing in herself. The only problem is when she would start to believe in herself, she would get arrogant and instead of listening to others or asking their advice, she would take charge only making things worse. The o [...]

    12. Someone described this as a cross between "Dr Who" and "The Hitchhiker's Guide." Have they watched "Dr Who," (except perhaps during the Matt Smith fangirl period) or read/seen "Hitchhiker's"?Sorry, neither. This is a typical kids_accidentally_have_an_adventure, complete with a teacher who isn't as boring as he seems, various cute/mean aliens, and a nice neat ending. Oh, and it does feature a narrating robot who perhaps is supposed to be reminiscent of the narrating voice of the Hitchhiker's Guid [...]

    13. Think Guardians of the Galaxy mixed up with The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Dr. Who for kids. Holly is working at being the best at school so she can go to the highly exclusive Falstaff Academy. When three strange men show up and ask if she's an important person, she answers "yes" But that's the wrong answer. Kidnapped by space pirates, who believe her to be the Princess of the Galaxy, she suddenly discovers that aliens are real and she is with them.  There are pirates, robots, prince [...]

    14. Holly Farb is a great student but has one problem, the new boy in class, Chester, is smarter than she is and answers questions without raising his hand! Turns out there is much more to Chester than meets the eye and she discovers this after they are captured by space pirates.Humourous and fast paced, middle grade readers will enjoy this out of this world adventure. Recommended for all those smart girls who enjoy reading and getting the answers correct!

    15. Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy is a wonderful book for young readers. It is a book that is fun and funny, quirky and endearing, and is reminiscent of a more child-friendly Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.I was rooting for Holly and her companions throughout the entire novel and was left feeling excited and wanting more by the ending.OS-78 was hilarious. The occasional exchange was even funnier. Great fun.

    16. I was pleased to have won this book in a recent First Reads giveaway.My grandson has been hankering after this book soon after receiving it in the post. I am sure he will love this book when I give it to him later today. I found it an enjoyable read, even though it was more suitable for middle grade. Recommended.

    17. This is an utterly charming book about growing up, finding yourself, making decisions, and caring about other people. Those are the basic themes, put into a wildly imaginative story peopled with creatures of many different forms, including spider-like librarians, a robot vacuum with world-domination dreams, and a wonderful snarky robot narrator. A fast and funny read.

    18. cute science fiction book that kids will enjoy. a heroine who is likable, and learn alot about herself, and making sense of things when it seems like you are too small in the grand scheme of things to make a difference.

    19. Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy is perfection. Laugh out loud funny, this book filled the Douglas Adams sized hole in my heart. An excellent adventure. A great cast of characters. And super fun space travel. I loved every word and so will every child I know.

    20. Great action, unique narration, and surprising twists, though the characters and writing seemed to fall flat and did not always keep my attention. I could have done without the boring, leering librarian stereotypes.

    21. E ARC available through Edelweiss Above the TreelineI need more science fiction adventure, but this had a lot of oddly precious descriptions and characters.

    22. Holly Farb has to take a test on Friday in order to get into Falstaff Academy, the best school. So it really isn't good when she gets kidnapped by space pirates along with a classmate Chester and teacher Mr. Mendez. The pirates think she is the Princess of the Galaxy, which she is not, Holly can't even get elected student body president! There are adventures across the universe as Holly meets aliens of all sorts, discovers that librarians are giant spiders who eat misbehaving patrons, and that t [...]

    23. This is a silly and sarcastic story about space. There are pirates, robots, princesses, and presidents. It's quite the mash-up! The humor felt a little forced sometimes and the level didn't always feel like it was for kids. It was fun, and Holly, the main character did have some development through the story. -Emilee

    24. Holy cow I loved this book! Aliens, space travel, adventure, swashbuckling bounty hunters, terrifying critters and a story of friendship at its core, this book has it all! Kids and the adults in their lives are going to love this creative, clever, funny, and imaginative book, and I, for one, can't wait wait for a sequel!

    25. I loved it! It's funny,interesting (even though I'm far from target audience) and it's fast pacing! I loved the characters,the writing,the humour - everything! This is perfect for those who love funny middle grade books who are also in love with fantasy. A must read for children and all of you who still feel young :)

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