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How did a raw chicken get inside Yasmany’s locker?
When Sal Vidon meets Gabi Real for the first time, it isn’t under the best of circumstances. Sal is in the principal’s office for the third time in three days, and it’s still the first week of school. Gabi, student council president and editor of the school paper, is there to support her friend Yasmany, who just picked a fight with Sal. She is determined to prove that somehow, Sal planted a raw chicken in Yasmany’s locker, even though nobody saw him do it and the bloody poultry has since mysteriously disappeared.
Sal prides himself on being an excellent magician, but for this sleight of hand, he relied on a talent no one would guess . . . except maybe Gabi, whose sharp eyes never miss a trick. When Gabi learns that he’s capable of conjuring things much bigger than a chicken–including his dead mother–and she takes it all in stride, Sal knows that she is someone he can work with. There’s only one slight problem: their manipulation of time and space could put the entire universe at risk.
A sassy entropy sweeper, a documentary about wedgies, a principal who wears a Venetian bauta mask, and heaping platefuls of Cuban food are just some of the delights that await in this mind-blowing novel gift-wrapped in love and laughter.
Sal and Gabi’s Excellent Universe-Destroying Adventure
You know how I can tell when a book is great?
When I can’t even describe it to you without ruining the marvelous surprises. I mean . . . I could try to explain why Gabi’s father is called Lightning Dad, or why Sal’s teacher Dr. Doctorpants dresses like a gumball machine, or even why Sal’s physicist father and his not-quite-human assistant Bonita are building a remembranation machine in the living room. But you’d never believe me. You’d accuse me of making up cacaseca. You definitely wouldn’t believe me if I told you how that dead chicken got in Yasmany’s locker.
Was it sleight-of-hand? Was it actual magic? Was it, oh, I don’t know . . . something scarier? Something that might rip apart the universe and cause a cosmic mess so big even a super custodian like Mr. Milagros can’t clean up?
You’ll just have to dive into the story and find out for yourself.
You’re about to meet Sal Vidón. He’s recently moved to from Connecticut to Miami with his dad and American Stepmom because . . . well, let’s just say things got complicated when Sal’s mom, his real mom, changed from Mami Viva to Mami Muerta.
It’s never easy to switch schools, even if Culeco Academy of the Arts seems much cooler than his old school. Sal gets to study for his dream job: becoming the world’s greatest magician, while his classmates are all dancers, musicians, actors, costume designers and even a film director creating a cinematic masterpiece on the history of wedgies. Unfortunately, Sal’s problems did not stop when he moved from Connecticut. He still has to monitor his diabetes with his private med kit and his emergency pack of Skittles. He’s been to the principal’s office every day for things that totally were not his fault. His classmates look at him strangely, like they’re afraid he might be a brujo.
Then there’s Gabi Reál — student council president, editor of the school paper – whom Sal either finds fascinating or wants to run away from at lightspeed. He’s not sure yet. All he does know: Gabi seems to suspect about Sal’s deepest, darkest secrets. She is determined to find out more about this strange new kid who is able to pull impossible tricks. Can Sal and Gabi trust each other? They’ll have to figure that out if they want to survive the year without, you know, ruining their reputations at school and wrecking the space-time continuum.
Welcome to Culeco Academy — a world only Carlos Hernandez could dream up! I can’t reveal all its secrets, not without ruining the fun. But one thing I can promise you: After reading about Sal and Gabi’s marvelous universe, you’re going to want to move there!
I think 9-year-old me would have loved this book. My 4x older self is much too old and cynical and irritable for it.
“The real way to deal with a bully is to stick a raw chicken in their locker.”
Because you really should read about precocious, quirky, overly energetic and enthusiastic kids when you are their age (and I read it only for completist sake in my Hugo-Nebula nominees reading project this year). As an adult, you get an annoying migraine from this hurricane of preteen precociousness and the desire to hide in a quiet room from all the overly enthusiastic and extra-witty preteen banter. (And if I never hear kids referring to everything as “sandwich this” and “sandwich that”, I’ll die happy.)
“My whole family had had to move out of our house in Connecticut because of all the weird stuff that kept emerging from another universe (PS: Unicorns are real, and they are just as unhousebroken as regular horses), but like I said, it was only that one time.”
Also, the sheer abundance of weird disjointed plotlines all squished together made my head hurt. Magic + parallel universes + possibly evil alternate selves + resurrection of dead mothers + baby brother in NICU + domestic violence + preteen attraction + robot parents + a girl who without proper distractions will grow up to be a terrifying dictator + diabetes + sentient AI… There are certainly more things that escape me now, and they are all stirred into a swirling mix of stuff that I can’t even bother to think about since so many of them being superficial and inconsequential and ultimately lackluster. Honestly, this book should have been half of its length with half of the plotlines (or even fewer) and it would have been more cohesive and more enjoyable.
Do you see the book cover with all the super-bright neon color flashy abundance? That’s *exactly* how this book feels.
Also, despite the interesting title, no universes were harmed in the making of this story. Not even a tiniest bit of the universe is broken. There may be a gentle suggestion that ripping holes in the fabric of universe may eventually be a bad idea, but there is never any danger or urgency or anything that suggests that anything besides a fun and safe kids adventure is at stake.
Plus, can I vote Gabi to be one of the pushiest and the most annoying characters I’ve ever read about? I think she’s supposed to be smart and driven and self-assured, but what I got was the annoyingly disturbing image of a young wannabe dictator in the making.