Emily the Strange: Stranger and Stranger by Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner, and Buzz Parker
Also for and ARC Source: http://www.teensreadtoo.com/
Emily the Strange is back in her second novel, Stranger and Stranger. The last mystery has been solved and now her, her mom, and her awesome cats are off to another oddly-titled city. Once there though, Emily finds a way to duplicate herself and now has an OtherMe to deal with. Things seem great at first: the two of them work on a Master Prank turning everyone in the town strange, Emily finds a secret sewer to design a mural on (though she keeps this to herself), and generally enjoy having a copy of the other.
However, things get bad when OtherMe believes shes is the real Emily and turns into EvilOne. Can Emily stop things before her cats abandon her forever and she's stuck with all the blame? And just who exactly is her strange neighbor Venus Fang Fang? More than she seems of course!
Emily the Strange is not for everyone. The story isn't realistic in any way, but that's what makes half the fun. She's a strange little girl that loves cats, drawing, and being scientific. She hates company though so having a double is bound to get annoying for her no matter what...if only that double wasn't a complete evil being.
I had a hard time getting through this book in places. I feel the first flowed a lot faster, while this one seemed a bit more on the "Oh gosh, get on with it!" side. If people are fans of Emily, they are bound to love it. If you're not, obviously you should stick with the first book first and see what you think of the style.
I love that the Emily books include fun drawings on basically every page and that it's told in a diary format. Those make it fun to read even during the boring bits.
Overall? 3/5 if I had to pick.