Do you know who "Moone Boy" is? Well, if you don't you should, even if you're not Irish, ya know. He's 12 years old and has an invisible best friend and a sister named Fidelma.
Now, if Martin Moone'd been my little brother, and my name was Fidelma, he'd have shortened it to "Fido," he would… and I would've chased him all over the house for doin' it, upstairs and down, as soon as my parents left for even a minute.
Chris O'Dowd is my favorite actor, and he's a perfect invisible friend. In fact, if I'd have had an invisible friend when I was 12, I would have chosen Chris O'Dowd, for sure. And the little boy who plays Martin is just right. Just real enough. It's the closest show I've ever seen that lets kids be like they really are, or at least how I remember we were in my life. I bet my little brother Jack thought I was as ugly and cruel as Fidelma seems to Martin. Oh, well...
If you don't get KCET, channel 28 on our TV, then you may never have seen this show from Ireland. Poor you… Of course, you could buy the book, like I just did. Its name is "Moone Boy: The Blunder Years." It's printed on lined student notebook paper, just like you used to buy to fill your 3-ring notebook for school. Of course, now, no one does such a thing. A computer or an i-Phone will do as well… I guess… Can you doodle on an iPhone, though? Doodling in my drab history classes was what compelled me to make art my major at university. Lucky for me that computers weren't a common thing when I was 12. They probably weren't even invented then, I dunno…
Now, I'm going to copy the back of the book for you… I mean the real BACK of the book's cover. It'll give you a taste of the Moone boy.
"MARTIN MOONE IS ELEVEN AND COMPLETELY FED UP WITH BEING THE ONLY BOY IN A FAMILY OF GIRLS. HE'S DESPERATE FOR A DECENT WINGMAN TO HELP HIM NAVIGATE HIS IDIOTIC LIFE. SO WHEN BEST MATE PADRAIC SUGGESTS MARTIN GET AN IMAGINARY FRIEND ~ OR "I.F." FOR SHORT ~ HE DECIDES TO GIVE IT A GO."
REASONS TO READ MOONE BOY:
A. YOU HAVE A SCIENTIFIC INTEREST IN THE MOON.
B. YOU HAVE A SCIENTIFIC INTEREST IN THE MISSPELLING OF THE WORD "MOON."
C. YOU WANT TO FIND OUT HOW QUICK AND EASY IT IS TO OBTAIN AN IMAGINARY FRIEND THAT YOU'LL CHERISH FOR LIFE.
D. YOU'LL READ ANYTHING. YOU'RE JUST LIKE THAT.
IF THOSE REASONS SIMPLY WEREN'T GOOD ENOUGH, HERE ARE MORE REASONS TO READ MOONE BOY:
E. MARTIN IS JOINED BY HIS AMAZING I.F. SEAN MURPHY ~ THE BEST IMAGINARY FRIEND IN TOWN EVER!
F. BASED ON THE MEGA-BRILLIANT HIT TELEVISION SHOW ON HULU
G. HILARITY, (IMAGINARY) FRIENDSHIP, AND DARING DEEDS ON EVERY SINGLE PAGE!
H. PACKED WITH AWESOME ILLUSTRATIONS BRINGING MARTIN'S STORY TO LIFE.
Now, if that doesn't hook you, then I'll give it one last try because it makes me laugh out-loud.
"If your answer is D, then good for you! You're my kind of reader. I'm glad we got rid of that other bunch of idiots who picked A, B, and C. And may I say, you're in for a treat. If you like shenanigans, you've come to the right book. These pages are riddled with ridicule, peppered with pranks, and seasoned with spelling mistakes. So if you're looking for a tale that deals with the perils and hazards of imaginary friendship, you should find Moone Boy: The Blunder Years completely satisfactory.
"So let's get on with it, my tea's getting cold. And stop picking your nose. You think I can't see you, but I can. And it's disgusting."
What are you waiting for??????? Go buy the book! I get nothing out of it myself, mind you!