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Ebook Details
  • 08/2022
  • 978-969-23718-0-3 B0B4YM985R
  • 86 pages
  • $5
Hina Nauman
Born to be Naughty
Hina Nauman, author

Middle Grade; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

How naughty can one kid be? Did you ever put lizards in the food to end some boring adult party or did you ever wear a secret ink ring to mess with kids who annoy you, did you ever have this motto : If someone gives you pee to drink, simply give them a potty to eat. Imagine a kid like this. And then imagine a kid like this makes her naughtiness double with a perfect addition of a best friend forever in her life. If you have imagined all this, then it's time to meet Hanna from the series Hanna the Guardian of nature. Don't confuse your head with Guardian and naughtiness going hand in hand. Simply read the book and let the confusion rest in peace.😁 This first book in the Hanna the Guardian of Nature series is filled with humorous adventures and thoughtful moments. More excitement is to come, though, since this is only the first step in Hanna's mission to make all the children in the world read her series and become true Guardians of Nature just like her.

Renaissance Writer

Okay, this one’s different. A look at the Contents should tip you off. It starts with a Warning, requiring you to prove your eligibility to read the book by taking a “Love for Nature” test. It would be a spoiler, so I’m not going to tell you anything about the test except that this is an “Easy A” situation. She even gives you online addresses for several platforms where you can interact and tells you what to do if you don’t have internet access. This author thinks of everything.

Or maybe I should say, this character thinks of everything, because right from the start this is an in-your-face first-person story. Hanna, the main character, breaks the fourth wall constantly, commenting to the reader, laughing with and at the reader and even taunting the reader (She was born to be naughty, remember).

Hanna is a character of extremes. She laughs loudly, makes animal noises, and describes everything (especially herself) with strings of adjectives and more exclamation marks than any book I have ever seen.

Nevertheless, there is a serious side to her, which gives her empathy. The theme of the story is that humans are guardians of nature, and her life is an example.  The serious part of the book involves her taking care of a baby sparrow, which isn’t as easy as she wishes it to be. So even when she’s serious, she’s funny.

And the rest of the book is taken up by her most nefarious piece of naughtiness, a rather farfetched but creative prank involving some cartoonish members of her extended family. This is written in a less realistic style and may appeal to younger readers more than this adult reviewer.

I found Hanna to be an engaging character, and since the book is 100% about her, this is important. However, I found her a bit too full of her own importance, which may be realistic but does not endear her to me completely.

In general, this is an interesting experiment in what could be a new genre of children’s literature, a book/internet hybrid between a blog and a novel.

Recommended for tech-savvy children ages 7 to 12.

Long and Short

Getting into trouble is easy when the adults aren’t paying attention!

Hanna was such an amusing main character. I adored her spirited personality, limitless energy, silly sense of humor, and cleverness. She was the sort of kid who made everything exciting and unpredictable. I could never guess what sort of mischief she was going to get into next or how the adults in her life would react to her hijinks! There was a lot of room left here for character growth, and that’s something I always like to see in the beginning of a new series. Hopefully, future sequels will spend more time exploring her personality and showing how she will change as she grows up.

It would have been helpful to have a tighter storyline in this book. The narrator often wandered off into tangents about Hanna’s early life, explanations of why Allah created so many different skin colors for people, or other topics. As interesting as they were to read, they were also a distraction from what was currently going on in her life. This was the only thing holding me back from giving a full five-star rating.

The relationship between Hanna and her parents made me smile. They were loving and accepting of her no matter what was going on in any of their lives. This isn’t always an easy thing for grownups to do when looking after an intelligent and hyperactive child, so it was nice to see her surrounded by understanding people who knew the difference between misbehavior and exuberance.

Born to be Naughty (Hanna the Guardian of Nature Book 1) was a funny and heartwarming read.

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Ebook Details
  • 08/2022
  • 978-969-23718-0-3 B0B4YM985R
  • 86 pages
  • $5