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Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-dang

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Chewy Noh has problems. He was born with them. Two weeks after his birth, the family fortune-teller saw bad things in his future...and she was right. The school bully hates him and will stop at nothing to get rid of him. His mother suddenly can't get out of bed, complaining of horrible headaches. And worst of all, the secret his grandmother is hiding may be at the root of ...more
Paperback, 386 pages
Published September 8th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Max Lau  • Maxxesbooktopia
*Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. However, this does not influence my opinions.

Writing:

I didn’t like the writing style for this book. The writing style for this book was inarticulate and sometimes, parenthetical. But I really loved the way Tim explained the things in this book.

Pacing:

This book was, surprisingly, fast-paced and if you are stuck in a reading slump, I highly recommend you to read this book!

Characters:

Chewy: I couldn
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Justine (bookwormaniac)
A review copy was sent to me by the author himself in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my opinion.

What sets this book apart from other superhero books is the kind of superpowers Chewy Noh has. I don't know why he, in the first place, chose the superpower to ace every kinds of test while I would want acquire a superpower that can make me manipulate minds (that can lead to world domination, maybe? *evil smile*)

I love how this book voice out realism in a school setting. I may
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Glenn Conley
Mar 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This book reminds me too much of school. I fucking hated school. All that reading and writing, and paying attention in class... Fuck that shit. I've got better things to do, goddamnit.

Chewy – what a silly fucking name. At first, I thought maybe the author wasn't aware of the most famous 'Chewy'. But then a bully in this story made the comment "So your mother named you after a Wookie? Nice."

But this Chewy is nothing like a Wookie. He's a tiny little grade school weakling. He's like a foot shorter
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Jenna
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This review also appears on my blog, Reading with Jenna.

I received an electronic copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-Dang is the first book in a middle-grade series by Tim Learn. This will be a five-book series, with two books released so far.

Chewy Noh is a Korean boy who recently moved from South Korea to the US with his mother. He's incredibly smart and gets perfect scores on all his
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Bruce Gargoyle
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Chewy has to deal with being the new kid in town while wrangling an unusual superpower and avoiding the school bullies who have it out for him from the get-go.

Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-Dang is going to greatly appeal to those young readers looking for something a little different. For a start, Chewy himself is Korean, an ethnicity we don’t often see in middle-grade books and the author has included a host of interesting mythology and magic narrative from that part of t
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Niina
Apr 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: children, fantasy
In Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-dang our hero is Hee-Chu Noh - or Chewy, as everyone calls him - a Korean boy who has moved to America with his mother for school.
At first everything goes smoothly and most of the students like Chewy, despite the class bullies, the Grumblys, giving him a hard time. Chewy and his newly found best friend Clint stick together and eventually decide to get to the bottom of why the Grumblys are bullies. But they have no idea what they will discover and how the situa
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Anjie Basi
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, author-req
This review was originally published on my blog: Love thy Shelf!

Provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

This book has been a surprise. If I was younger, it would definitely be a solid 4 but right now, for me, it was a 3.5 — so I rounded up. It took a bit of time for me to get used to and to get me into the right frame of mind. It had an interesting plot to it and it was a fairly easy read. You learn a little bit of Korean culture, as well. This would remind me of school except my me
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Lisa Cobb Sabatini
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I won Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-Dang by Tim Learn from Goodreads.
Chewy Noh is a Korean boy who travels with his mother to America to attend school. Before he makes the trip, he visits a mu-dang and asks for a super power.
Middle grade readers will love many aspects of this story: unconventional heroes, constant action and surprises, and school situations that are appealingly familiar. Parents and teachers will appreciate the fun introduction of the Korean culture and the themes of acceptan
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susan murray
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Won from goodreads. It's a story about chewy not a Korean boy who sees mu-dang a Korean fortune teller that his grandfather advices him to see. He saves her and is granted a wish and his grades improve which pleases his family. Chewy and his mother move to America and he has a lot to deal with he does make friends with clint who has problems of his own. Both boys become the target of the school bully and lies that are told by someone else and top of all that chewys moments up ill that mystifies ...more
Shandi Leonard
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: goodreads
Such a cute book. Chevys life seems easy even though he has super powers. They aren't wht you think. He can't fly or go invisible and he doesn't have super strength. But his powers are a wonderful advantage, especially in America. Being the new kid is bad enough and easily succumbs to the bully's of the school. Little do they know that he has powers and his life takes a strange turn when he discovers secrets of not only his own family, the mu-dang but the bullies as well.
Meredith Fletcher
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
You can find this and other reviews on my blog: Mezzalily's Teen Book Reviews

Thanks to the author Tim Learn for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

"The seed of the tree may do all the growing, but if it lands in a desert no one expects a future rich with wood."


Chewy Noh was never very good at school until he took his grandfather's advice to go see a Mu-Dang. Insetead of recieving help he gives it and with this earns the right to a power of his choice. Chewy soon moves to Americ
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I have always loved books. While younger, I read voraciously the classics and experimental forms of narrative. But, more recently, I’ve backtracked and started enjoying authors like Gaimen, Sachar, and Clement. My writing tends to tackle issues of spirituality, paradigms, and the way we think. My love for reading and writing has only expanded by becoming an English teacher in Korea.