I received this book for free from Scholastic Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

{Back to the Drawing Board: Kristen Gudsnuk}Back to the Drawing Board by Kristen Gudsnuk
Series: Making Friends
Published by Graphix on July 30, 2019
Genres: Childrens, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Middle School
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – Dany, Madison, and…wait-another Dany?!-must navigate some very complicated friendships while trying to capture a magical dog that is turning their town upside-down!
Almost everything is going great for Dany. She and Madison are still best friends, she still has her magic sketchbook, and the new school year is looking up. But when Dany creates a duplicate of herself to secretly help with homework and raise her social status, the two of them accidentally unleash a magical dog that wreaks supernatural havoc on the town. Now, with the big school dance coming up, time is running short for Dany, Madison, and their friends to set things right before the night is completely ruined!

{My thoughts} – I sort of messed up with this one. It is the second book in the series. I should have looked into it more before I started reading it. I will get to the first book in the series eventually. I did add it to my amazon cart so that I can buy it in the very near future!

This book is about a girl named Dany that has a friend named Madison. They are a lot a like in terms of what their abilities are. Dany ends up getting overwhelmed with school and trying to stay on the popular side of things at school and ends up not being able to deal. She decides that her best option is to make a clone of herself. When things get tough she sends the clone out into the world and she stays behind and watches as things unfold.

There is a lot that takes place in this book. We learn how Dany’s parents were able to accomplish their not so easily attainable goals. We learn a lot more about Madison. We learn what happened and who caused what happened at Dany’s school. There is just so much, it’s well worth the read!

This book was rather interesting in the way that it is put together. I can definitely see the appeal to it. The illustrations and the text go together hand and hand. It is well thought out and well put together. I am looking forward to passing this book onto my 15 year-old daughter. She loves reading all things graphic novels. I am sure she will enjoy this book a lot. However, before I can do that I need to get the first one! I look forward to reading that in the near future.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.