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Stranger and Stranger

(Emily the Strange #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  2,415 Ratings  ·  173 Reviews
Emily is . . .

1. A mad scientist
2. A cat lover
3. A mural painter
4. A golem builder
5. A virtuo-spastic guitarist
6. A wicked skater
7. A wily troublemaker
8. A poltergeist tamer
9. A mystery solver
10. A master prankster
11. An eXtreme procrastinator
12. A happy loner
13. A unique individual

. . . and now there are two of her.
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published September 8th 2005)
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Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing

I am going to be like Emily and make a 13 things list as my review.

What I liked about Strange and Stranger.

1 TWO Emilies!
2 A cat translator that works.
3 OtherMe aka SuperAnnoyingMe aka EvilOne.
4 Venus Fang Fang – the super-secret-ex-spy.
5 Emily’s duplicator machine.
6 Varking hamdacks! (that’s Emily’s way of saying a bad word)
7 A cover with four cats and two Emilies.
8 Lists of 13 things like “Top 13 thoughts running through my head as we waited at the car for Search and Rescue to arrive.”
Sep 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
I love Emily the Strange books! They're STRANGE! I thought they were hilarious. I'm addicted to these books. I'm also totally digging the cover. I am always entertained and laughing out loud, when I read this series. And NO I'm NOT too old for this series either! Anyone in their right mind would read these books. All her little made up curse words (lists of 13) and conversations with people just crack me up. I felt sometimes the plot was a little predictable, but, it wasn't to the point were I w ...more
Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
I like that she's a cat lover.
That's about it.
I guess I'm just not getting these books.
Maybe if I was 12 and not 36. Oh well.
One more try and I'm done with Emily the Strange.
Adela Cacovean
Apr 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
English review, followed by the Romanian translation of the review (Recenzie în engleză, urmată de traducerea în română a recenziei)

In this second novel of the fantastic series of Emily the Strange, we are dealing with an even stranger situation than in the first one, as you could probably tell from the title of the book.

The chain of strange events begins when Emily is trying to make her invention - the Duplicator - work and she accidentally duplicates herself, and thus OtherMe is born. At first
Jun 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Nem voltam mindennel megelégedve, de a történet annyira vicces, elborult, morbid, hátborzongató, meglepetésekkel és furábbnál-furább karakterekkel teli, hogy egy idő után már nem törődtem az apró hibákkal.
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
The third book of the four stories under Emily the Strange series, Stranger and Stranger is so far my favorite (I have not read the fourth one, yet). Starting off from Emily and her mom's attempt to pack all their things as they move to another town, her mischievous life was unraveled. As always, our characters room is filled with weird inventions and creatures, and it's getting harder for her to finish her duties. Eventually, we'll be introduced to one of her inventions which will accidentally ...more
Feb 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Michelle by: Angela gave it to me
Shelves: own, ya, middle-grade
13 Things I enjoyed about Emily the Strange:
1. She says made up silly swears like "frabbing", "flamjars", "gobfarks", "flagbrakes, "varking hamdacks", "gabfrax", "grakking vertfarks", and "craphounds".
2. Every thing is in black, white and red. My fav colors!
3. She giggles at immature humor like the word "poopcake" (lol) and thought it was funny when her cat pooped outside of the litter box. "Sabbath thinks outside the box!!!" AHAHAHA!
4. Diary seems authentic with scribbles, doodles, drool stains
Emily the Strange
Apr 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Seems the Other Emily sent my top-secret diary to a major book publisher. She is DIABOLICAL. Man, I wish I had thought of sending her diary to get published first!
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
era hora de terminar de leerlo, no me mato.
Recuerdo que en su época me gustó pero seguramente porque era más pequeña.
ahora ya más madura y habiendo leído otras cosas no me parece tan... buenos libros.
solo me falta leer el cuarto, creo que no sera pronto.
I really, really enjoy the Emily the Strange series. They are not your average “always do the right thing, empathize with others, etc.” sort of story, for sure. What they are is quirky, funny, smart, dark, and full of self-confident girl power. Not right for everyone, I’m sure, but loads of fun in my opinion. The entire story is told in journal entries, and Emily’s unusual (extremely brainy and non-at-all socially inclined) personality shines through brilliantly throughout. This was sort of weir ...more
Reading Teen
Aug 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
I love Emily the Strange books! They're STRANGE! I thought they were hilarious. I'm addicted to these books. I'm also totally digging the cover. I am always entertained and laughing out loud, when I read this series. And NO I'm NOT too old for this series either! Anyone in their right mind would read these books. All her little made up curse words (lists of 13) and conversations with people just crack me up. I felt sometimes the plot was a little predictable, but, it wasn't to the point were I w ...more
Miss Ryoko
It's been a while since I've finished this book so it's not really fresh in my mind as I finally get around to reviewing the book.

The Emily books are not amazing or awesome, but they aren't horrible. I really enjoy Emily as a character. The stories are just there and they are neither super interesting nor super boring. They are enough to hold your attention but I am not jumping out of my seat or recommending the books to anyone. I like Emily's language and her stories are always slightly outrage
Feb 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
In my opinion this was a lot better than the first Emily the Strange book, "The Lost Days". In both books, it's really fun to read about a protagonist who's completely unrealistic and deliciously evil, but the plot of this second novel was more enjoyable to me. Emily gets split into two people and the first part of the story is told by one half of her, the second part by the other. Seeing the story from these two perspectives was very interesting and it made you realise how easy it is to accept ...more
Linda Vituma
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kā teica mana filoloģiskā draudzene Ilze LA: "Nav svarīgi, kāda vecuma mērķauditorijai grāmata rakstīta, galvenais, lai tā ir laba literatūra."

Esmu iekāpusi pusaudžu, jauniešu literatūras upē. Izbaudu.

Skaistums ir tā acīs, kurš skatās un katrs jau izlasa to, kas viņam aktuāli. Tā arī man - bija, bija aktuāli grāmatā aprakstītie procesi. Pilnīgi brīnos, varbūt kādi aizkavējušies svarīgie pusaudžu darbi manā iekšējā realitātē paveicami.

Bet, nu, lasiet paši
Kelly Moore
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but this one was a bit of a letdown. I found it very boring at the beginning - it took forever for anything at all to happen. When the mystery finally got going, I was intrigued, but then the whole thing fell a bit flat again. Bummer. Still, I like the illustrations and the diary format. Maybe the third one will be better.
Liz H {Redd's Reads}
Dec 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011
I read this one after book 3, which meant that the chronology was slightly botched in my head; however, I enjoyed this book as much as the others. Emily is quirky enough to make anything sound like fun-even when it goes wrong!
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal-twist
Amanda Baltz, if you ever read this book, you would be hearing it in Stephanie Williams' voice. I kid you not. I felt like I was reading an alternate universe Stephanie.
Dec 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
I liked Emily better when she had amnesia, so this book was harder for me to get into. About halfway through, though, it really started to pick up. Quite ridiculous and funny.
Apr 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Wow! Una gran decepción!! El cómic de Emily siempre se me hizo muy bueno y creí que la novelita sería igual o mejor. Error! Desde antes de llegar a la mitad del libro, mi interés fue declinando y no porque fuera extraño o raro, como es "normal" en el mundo de Emily sino más bien aburrido y repetitivo.
Después del gran éxito al crear un Golem-zombie- sirvienta llamada Raven, ahora Emily se muda de casa y decide dar el gran paso dentro de sus metas científicas al crear una máquina duplicadora de s
Raven R. (AvalonReadsBooks)
Not gonna lie I was kinda bored.

I used to be hella into the whole Emily the Strange thing, but I guess I'm out of my goth days. A bit too old for it, which is shocking cause I LOVE disney. I will say I was interested in the plot, but it took so long for it to come to a conclusion. It felt an awful lot like it was being unnecessarily and painfully being drawn out.

Otherwise I loved the sketches, the characters were mediocre, a little peeved they introduced the possibility of a love interest beca
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I Love that she is a Crazy Cat Lover. That is always cool. She is a bit too dark at times and a bit too young for me to really enjoy it. But still, I went through it in an afternoon and it helped pass the time.
Intellectual Magpie
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finished Stranger and Stranger 🖤❤🖤 5/5 ⭐🖤❤🖤 how can I not love reading one of Emily’s wicked journals 😱 hard to find such brutal honesty from a dark and twisted genius 😂 was a fun tale and definitely makes you rethink building a machine to duplicate yourself 😱 ...more
Nyomi Riggs
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
J Godwin
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This kid rocks! Who wouldn’t want to be Emily Strange? Now to see if they have the 3rd book in audiobook. Love the narrator as well!
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Strange book, strange love♥
Rochelle Jones
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Full review:

Once again, I am surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. No reason for that really, I just find it interesting that I have enjoyed ETS as much as I have.

Another strange, yet good story in the Emily the Strange world (see what I did there?? *nudges with elbow* Eh? Eh?). I found myself giggling out loud quite a lot with this book. Could be that there was more humorous content this time around or it could be that I’ve grown accustomed to Emily
Natasha GJ Nanny Nakia
Nanny Books

Cada vez más extraña es el segundo tomo de la saga de Emily the Strange que han creado conjuntamente Rob Reger y Jessica Gruner. Como ya les había contado en la reseña de Los días perdidos, libro anterior a este, Emily nació como una ilustración en una tabla de skate y terminó convertida en todo un icono. Como soy super fan de esta extraña chica que gusta vestirse de negro, entenderán que amé esta novela. Muchísimo más que la anterior.
Todos los libros de esta saga vienen en un formato
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is more 3.5 stars out of 5.

What I really liked about this book:
1. Colors - the red, black, white and grey mingled nicely and kept me intrigued.
2. Endpapers - LOVE that the endpaper design is the name Emily over and over.
3. Format - it's a journal with loads of different kinds of entries: lists, paragraphs, quick thoughts, pictures, doodles, scribbles, transcriptions, get the idea.
4. Thirteen - not only is Emily 13 years old, but she loves this number and all her lists have 13
Stephanie  from Books Paradise
Emily ist fast ein gewöhnliches 13 Jahre altes Mädchen, gäbe es da nicht diese kleinen Unterschiede. Emily trägt nur Schwarz, ihr Zimmer ist schwarz gestrichen und sonnenlicht-undurchlässig. Tagsüber schläft Emily und nachts macht sie sich auf den Weg die Gegend zu erkunden, neue Geheimpfade und Abkürzungen zu finden oder um eine Runde im Skaterpark zu drehen. Wieder zu Hause tüftelt sie an ihren skurrilen wissenschaftlichen Experimente (einen aus Raben-Leichenteieln erschaffenen Golem, ihre Dup ...more
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